Last week the Duke of Edinburgh class of 2023 completed their Adventurous journey at Wilsons Promontory National Park, allowing them to qualify for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

The first day included a hike to Mount Oberon Summit which included spectacular 360-degree views of the national park and surrounds. Students were self-sufficient as they cooked their own meals, set up their own tents, carried their own equipment and navigated their way on all hikes.

On the second day students split into groups as we departed Telegraph Saddle towards the Junction where we hiked to Little Waterloo Bay and Oberon Bay. Carrying everything we needed over the next few days on our backs.

The final day saw students planning and navigating their own way back to tidal river to ensure a 12pm departure from the Prom. For some, this meant 17km of hiking with a pack all before 12pm.

Students who have completed this camp have now completed their qualifying Journey, a major component of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. This is an internationally recognized award that praises young people for their well-earned, commitment, resilience, leadership, teamwork, and all the qualities that were demonstrated by our Mooroolbark College students at the Prom last week.

What an unforgettable experience!


Jade Hubben