Off for an adventure

by Gavin Bainbridge

Two Year 12 Dargaville High School students will be off to Outward Bound on an adventure of a lifetime next week.

Danielle Steed, 15, and Matai Newman, 16, will be participating in the Kotahitanga course on March 3 for 21 days. Together the group will build skills in leadership and team working alongside 12 other Northland students, while experiencing challenge and adventure from outside the usual comfort zone. Both Danielle and Matai were nominated last year by Dargaville High School Dean Katrina Sylva. The pair have already started to train to prepare for the physical demands of the course. “We have to run 3km in under 25 minutes so I’ve been going for runs after school,” said Matai.

Danielle hopes to gain more confidence from the experience while Matai hopes to hone and develop his leadership skills.