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Do your students have the skills needed to survive in the bush? Students will travel to an area in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park where they will learn about some of the bush skills required to survive in the bush.
How can I build a simple shelter in the bush?
What are some of the bush foods that are found in the area?
How can I use a map to find items located in the bush?
Building an emergency shelter is an important skill that can be crucial if ever caught out in the bush overnight. Working as a small team, students must construct a shelter using a tarp, ropes, pegs and any natural resources around them. Students must work together to design and build their shelter, using the skills of the whole group.
The bush walk provides the students with an opportunity to discover some of the traditional foods and other resources that are found in the area. This includes plants and other natural materials that provided tools, medicine and food to the local Aboriginal Peoples. Students will hear of the interconnected nature of traditional Aboriginal people and the land.
During the walk, students will also need to respond to an incident that requires the students to apply first aid.
Students will learn how to orientate a map. They will then use their map to locate a number of items in the bush that are required to be packed into a bag as part of a safe bush walk.
This program is offered at the following locations. Click on an image to find out more.
*Note: Excursions at Muogamarra operate in Terms 2 and 3 only.
NOTE: Variations to timetable based on specific location, group size and weather
|Time||Class A||Class B||Class C|
|10.00am||Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome, Overview of the day|
|10.30am||Emergency Shelter building||Bush walk and first aid||Mapping skills|
|11.30pm||Mapping skills||Emergency Shelter building||Bush walk and first aid|
|1.00pm||Bush walk and first aid||Mapping skills||Emergency Shelter building|
|2.00pm||Conclusion and depart|
|Bus access map||
Map for access to venue will be sent with the confirmation
Please ensure you print a copy and provide to the bus driver on the morning of the excursion.
2023 DoE $15 per student - GST free
2023 Non-gov school cost $25 per student - GST free, minimum charge $575 per class.
NOTE: National Parks entry is $1.10 per student in addition
|Class numbers and size||
Up to 3 classes
Max. 30 students per class
||Student activities (coming soon)|
|What to bring||
Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.
Students wear sports uniform.
||On days where the weather is unsuitable (see risk assessment), a Gibberagong staff member will contact the organising teacher to discuss alternative arrangments.|
||Notify Gibberagong EEC by completing and returning the medical form before the excursion. This form will be sent out upon confirmation of booking.|
> investigates and participates in physical activities to promote the benefits of physical activity on health and wellbeing PD3-8
> applies and adapts self management skills to respond to personal and group situations PD3-9
> demonstrates a range of interpersonal skills that build and enhance relationships and promote inclusion in various situation PD3-10
Healthy, Safe and Active Lifestyles
- suggest and practise action plans for emergency situations to ensure the safety of themselves and others, eg basic first aid
- observe and explain how individual strengths and teamwork contribute to achieving success in physical activities
- discuss how safe participation in outdoor activities creates connections to natural and built environments
Movement skill and performance
- respond appropriately to others when working in small groups on movement tasks or challenges
PDHPE K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2018
address Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head Road Picnic Area, North Turramurra NSW 2074
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