Day Tramp

We are learning to demonstrate an increasing sense of responsibility for incorporating regular and enjoyable physical activity into their personal lifestyle to enhance well-being.


William Pike Day Tramp


On the 18th of March in Autumn we arrived at school at around 9.00am we left school at 9.30am and started walking to the Omotumotu trail for a day tramp. After the Omotumotu tramp we went to grand jeans. We started the Omotumotu tramp around 10:15 – 10: 30. Our whole class came and some parent helpers included my dad Glen, Gareth, Mark, Kirsty, Luzanne & Sarah and of course Ms Kemp and Ms B. We went on this walk because of the William Pike challenge and the day walk was one of the challenges we had to complete.


The most challenging part of the Omotumotu was probably the hills that we had to climb up and finding the right plants and trees on our checklist. There were so many interesting things on this walk because I had never done it before, we even saw a warehouse trolley in the bushes at the start of the walk. We saw heaps of cool plants like wineberry and these massive kahikatea trees which were so epic.


After the Omotumotu walk we did the grand jeans walk. We walked from the Omotumotu walk to grand jeans and then started. We walked the track and ended up at a beautiful creek that didn’t have much water in it. We crossed the creek in groups and then started climbing a very steep hill. This was definitely the most challenging part of it for me but we got there in the end. At the top of the hill there was a ginormous pine tree. We had lunch here and I hastily devoured my delicious dried fruit. We started descending the hill carefully after lunch and saw some year 9s from Grey High that used to go to our school. When we got to the clear water  again we were allowed to take our shoes off and go into the creek. A few people slipped over because of the slimy rocks but no one got completely soaked which was lucky because we still had to stroll back to school. I enjoyed going in the amazing water the most because it was so refreshing and enjoyable. The water was so clear and beautiful when we got there and when we left it was clear no more!


This day out was such a great one. So many people showed leadership and others stepped out of their comfort zone and did AMAZINGLY!!!! We got back to school at about 1:30pm and we were all pretty tired. Thank you so much to all the parent helpers and Ms Kemp and Ms B!


“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles”

  • Mary Davis

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