Outward Bound 2021

Year 11 - Green Group

Day 1

What the group did. We bush bashed thick bush to our expedition site.

How has your group used communication over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. Red light, green light to help people keep up with the group. If someone got a blister they would call, “Red light” to stop the group.

How has your group used collaboration over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. Talked about what we want to get out of this, eg. health, communication, working with others.

How has your group used critical thinking and creativity over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. Navigating through thick bush, James and Lachlan navigating.

What were the challenges and biggest learning of the day. Moving through the thick bush while getting cut, persevering and getting to camp on time.

Day 3

What the group did. We walked approximately 7.5km along the Bibbulmun Track and some off-road tracks.

How has your group used communication over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. We used the “Green light/Red light” system to communicate how the group was going while hiking. We used our debriefs to communicate how we went during the day.

How has your group used collaboration over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. We have been taking turns on different jobs such as cooking, navigating and leading.

How has your group used critical thinking and creativity over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. We used critical thinking setting up our bivvies and particularly the kitchen bivvies. We had to work out where to camp for the night.

What were the challenges and biggest learning of the day? Walking long distances was a challenge, particularly up the sandhills and through the knee-deep puddles.

Day 4

What the group did. We hiked to Little Long Point. We chilled at the beach in the sun all afternoon.

How has your group used communication over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. We worked well together making falafels for dinner.

How has your group used collaboration over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. We collaborated very well while filling up the water bottles. It was very effective.

How has your group used critical thinking and creativity over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. We used critical thinking to navigate around the hills while staying on route.

What were the challenges and biggest learning of the day? We found having to wait until 2pm to have lunch at Little Long Point to enjoy the beach a challenge. Jarrod declared, “Footy on the beach!”

“Awesome, self-motivated group. Very organized. Having a ball.” says Di.


Year 11 - Blue Group

Day 1-3

What the group did.

Day 1: Arrived by bus, separated our bags and learnt how to do bivvies.

Day 2: We were assigned our duty groups and prepared for a hike. We had a long hike through muddy water and bush bashing. We had dinner and went to bed.

Day 3: We continued bush bashing, hiked through knee-deep water and collected the stash once we arrived at our campsite.

How has your group used communication over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. By simply talking to each other and making sure everyone was understood. We used the Call and Response method to get everybody’s attention.

How has your group used collaboration over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. Through chef groups, cleaning up together, team building games, a group stretch session, and reflections.

How has your group used critical thinking and creativity over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. Using “super” bivvies to save space.

What were the challenges and biggest learning of the day? The biggest challenges were injuries, walking through rivers, bush bashing, the weather conditions, the long distances we covered, and the lack of utilities. The biggest learning was the importance of being quick, to be grateful, and always checking in with yourself.

Day 4

What the group did. We stayed at the Woolbale Hills, Bibblemun Track on Wednesday night. The next day we hiked over the Woolbale Hills and through a creek. We camped near a 4w drive track last night.

How has your group used communication over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. We all voiced our opinions on what we did well and not do so well. We listened to the red-light system. Although we arrived at the campsite late, we all communicated well and were able to get things done quickly.

How has your group used collaboration over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. We kept up our positivity and we all took turns bush bashing.

How has your group used critical thinking and creativity over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. Bush-bashing through difficult parts.

What were the challenges and biggest learning of the day. We found going through the creek and over the Woolbale Hills quite a challenge.

Day 5

What the group did. We bush bashed from a track to Little Long Point.

How has your group used communication over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. The navigators have communicated well with the leader of the hike.

How has your group used collaboration over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. Effective collaboration has been used in helping the weaker team members over challenging obstacles.

How has your group used critical thinking and creativity over the last few days? Has it been effective? Give a positive example from a group member. Each team has used critical thinking. Eg. The cooking group has to decide how to pack food.

What were the challenges and biggest learning of the day. Our biggest challenge was having to slow our normal pace for other team members.


Outward Bound will take place from Monday 25 October 2021 returning on Thursday 4 November 2021. Key documents can be found here.

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