27 & 28 Mar 2019
Written by Students from 10A
The Coffs Coast Alesco School Students went on a two day adventure walk. The first day we travelled along the beach from Woolgoolga to Emerald Beach where we spent the night; the second day we walked from Korora to the Coffs Harbour Marina. In total, over the two days in occasionally windy and overcast conditions, we walked over 18 kms.
The School camp was fantastic because everyone on the camp got to know each other better and our bond was strengthened as we walked on the beach. Everyone involved gained a stronger connection with the Coffs Coast and the beautiful beaches, and we channelled our inner #oceanguardian as we picked up rubbish and admired the views.
The night spent at Emerald Beach Holiday Park allowed us to rest our sore hip flexors and little feet. The facilities were well utilised by the School, including the pool, sauna, awesome jumping pillow and the jungle gym. Danielle provided superb catering of Spaghetti Bolognese and vegan options.
The Students would like to thank the Teachers, Benn, Louis, Jo and Danielle who showed us nothing but kindness and who gave up their time to make sure that we had a safe and enjoyable time.10A
Each year at the Coffs Coast Alesco School, Students have the opportunity to expand their learning in our nature based classroom by participating in excursions. During Term One 2019, our Students took part in a two day coastal walk from Woolgoolga to Emerald Beach as part of the Science and Geography curriculum. Year 9 & 10 Students completed approximately 10 hours of walking for 16.2 km from the Woolgoolga Headland to the Jetty Beach in Coffs Harbour. The walking route passed through Sandy Beach Hills Beach, Charlesworth Bay and Park Beach. The first day of walking culminated in an overnight camp at the Emerald Beach Caravan Park.
The excursion provided our Students the opportunity to complete their hands on practical experiences for the study of: “The distribution and characteristics of biomes as regions with distinctive climates, soils, vegetation and productivity “ Biomes are main world ecosystems that are made up of distinctive climates, soils and vegetation. Our Students were asked to investigate the biomes of the route they walked and investigate the changes that have been made to the local biomes by the human population.
Apart from the educational values of the Ocean Walk, the excursion was a great deal of fun, a great bonding occasion for our School and was an extremely healthy activity to do. There were some very tired and happy campers by the end of the excursion.