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Geographers reach great heights

15/06/2011
Our Geography students at Mt Ngungun.

The chilly weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of 25 excited year 10 students setting out for a day trekking up Mt Ngungun in the Glasshouse Mountains, followed by a guided tour of the Mary Cairncross Reserve, Maleny.

After an enjoyable bus ride, we arrived at Mt Ngungun and climbed the long path up to the summit where we all agreed, was definitely worth the effort! What an amazing view of the Glasshouse Mountains and surrounding area! After a brief rest at the top, where we took some spectacular photos of the scenery for our photo montage assignment, it was time to move on to the next part of the day – Mary Cairncross. It was difficult to leave the views but the promise of lunch and a rest encouraged everybody back down to our awaiting bus.

A special mention must go to the wonderful (volunteer) guides who gave us such an informative walk around the Mary Cairncross Rainforest Reserve- we all learned such a lot of valuable, interesting information – particularly about the giant worms and trap door spiders!

It was a much quieter, more peaceful bus ride home after such an exhausting, but fun day however, most agreed they would be returning soon to make the climb again up to Mt Ngungun with family and friends.

A big thank you goes to Erin for her wonderful help on the day and we would like especially like to thank the class for being such a fantastic, well-behaved group – you represented the school beautifully and ensured the excursion was highly enjoyable.

Student comments:

‘The view from the summit was amazing and breathtaking.’  Ayla

‘Amazing! Keen to do it again.’   Bianca and Jaymie

‘Heaps of fun, I learned heaps of new things today.’  Jayde