Last Friday and Saturday a group of 27 Students and 3 staff took on the challenge of the Yuraygir Coastal Walk. This was the first part of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Adventurous Journey. The walk goes through the Yuraygir National Park, along the coast from Angourie to Red Rock. This are of coastline is one of the most pristine in NSW.
We met at college in the early hours of Friday morning to travel to Angourie to commence our trek. At Angourie the students were introduced to the significance of the area we would be walking through to the Aboriginal people by a Yeagl Elder Uncle Ron. Uncle Ron who is also an archaeologist and anthropologist shared his knowledge of bush foods, medicines, tools and the indigenous way of life in the area. Uncle Ron also gave the group some good advice for their walk about look after each other, family and teamwork.