BLAST students awarded at Glenfield College
In term 3, Glenfield College teamed up with Blue Light, the New Zealand Police and Water Safety Auckland to create an experience and opportunity for adventure. The programme was designed to challenge the students both physically and mentally while developing their resilience and help then build positive relationships. Throughout the term, the students engaged in a 7am boxing lesson every Friday followed by a hearty breakfast and a guest speaker such as, Francis Meli (ex-warrior and Kiwi league star), the first Tongan born High Court Judge, navy and service officers and TUPU who are part of the CADS community drug and alcohol group. On Wednesday afternoons, the student engaged in water safety activities with Water Safety Auckland, learning valuable information about water and boat safety. This culminated with a two and a half-day camp based out in Huia where the students travelled to Bethells Beach to endure a gruelling sand dunes fitness session followed by water safety at the beach, CPR training and reading the ocean. The final full day was based at Wero Whitewater Park where the students learnt to safely cross rapid rivers and learnt to white water raft. Their final activity was Crossfit, where the students were pushed to their limits in a number of physically and mentally challenging exercises and activities.