Nga Tawa School in Marton is excited to be offering an Outdoor Education programme in 2018.
The programme is based on the National Certificate in Leadership which covers components such as rock climbing, rafting, kayaking, abseiling, survival, tramping, orienteering and team building adventure based learning. The Outdoor Recreation and Leadership unit standard based course is being offered at Level 2 (23 credits) and Level 3 (28 credits) and is made up of 60% practical learning and 40% theory. Students will be encouraged to learn new outdoor skills, take on new challenges, work as a team, grow their leadership skills and make the most of their picturesque, rural Rangitikei setting.
Nga Tawa has appointed Christine Worsfold as their Outdoor Education and Leadership teacher. With over 20-years-experience, Christine is passionate about outdoor education. She originally trained as a P.E teacher at Otago University and then went on to become a New Zealand Outdoor Instructor. Most recently, she has been working at Taranaki Outdoor Pursuits and Education Centre (Topec) as a senior instructor.