• Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award Bronze Report


Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award Bronze Report

Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award Bronze Report

At the end of your journey you send Auckland Sea Kayaks a report of your journey for your journey assessor to sign off.

Participants may wish to upload other evidence such as photos, activity logs or further details of activities they have been undertaking.

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Below is a recent Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award Bronze Report

What we learnt as a group.
– I learnt how to use a compass and a map properly.
– I also learnt how to pack a sea kayak.
– As a group we should stick together when at sea and follow the
instructions of our leader.
– We were responsible for the area that we were camping in,preparing our
own meals and setting up our campsites
– We learnt that when you are with some people you could get super wet
and with others you don’t get so wet.

The highs and the lows of the trip.
– Arriving at the campsite on the 2nd day, after a very long kayak.
– Spending time with friends and meeting new people
– Having independence and control of our own kayaks
– Navigating and working together to control the kayak
– Seeing and experiencing new places
– Kayaking through the shipwreck

…and there are no lows.

What were the most memorable things you encountered on your
When we saw and kayaked through the shipwreck.
Experiencing new places (islands) I wouldn’t normally see.

How did your group work together.
– By kayaking in pairs
– Carrying the kayaks to water and campsites
– Sticking together whilst kayaking

What were the problems.
That some of our gear got wet.

What were your proudest achievements during the journey.
– Travelling from location to location, and arriving at the last campsite after
a long day of kayaking.
– Being physically competent throughout the 3 day
– Feeling confident to capsize
– Having responsibility of our own food and supplies





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