Joe McCormick is a Year 12 student undertaking the Gold Duke of Edinburgh International Award. Joe recently shared his experience with his fellow students at a school assembly. Joe's Duke of Ed participation has seen him help Class 3 students with their reading, playing tennis and organising his own camping expedition where for four nights and three days, Joe and his friends trekked the Katoomba 6-foot track walk, camped under the stars and cooked their own tucker enduring freezing winter conditions during the July school holidays. The planning was further complicated by COVID19, but Joe defeated all the obstacles.
At the assembly, Joe said he would encourage anyone thinking of doing to Duke of Ed, to go for it. Reflecting on the camp, he said, "It was a great experience being out in the middle of Australia's natural environment and I got a great sense of satisfaction organising it all, implementing the plan, and seeing it come together."
Well done Joe.