Monday 13th December 2021

Based in Bannockburn, sixteen students and five adults created lifelong memories as they rode hard, jumped long, ate well, laughed loud and worked together over five flat out days.

If you ask any of the boys on this camp what was their camp highlight, or what was their favourite trail you might possibly get sixteen different answers as there was so much to enjoy. Mr Cuthbert has used his extensive knowledge of mountain biking in Central Otago and in conjunction with his understanding of boys has created a truly outstanding biking experience. The trails included jumps, downhills and technical sections, which saw us visit Coronet Peak, Arrowtown, Remarkables, Matangi Station, Clyde Hill and various trails around Queenstown.

The boys all challenged themselves and weren't afraid to take risks. Haydn Finlay took on the biggest gap jump of the week and helped guide Simon Tomkins over this same jump for the first time-great courage and teamwork right there! Harry Ryan was the first one over the near-vertical drop at Leaming Rock, demonstrating a great combination of local knowledge, skill and guts. 

Every other student there deserves a massive high five for their attitude/effort/behaviour/conduct during the week-what a great end to the year especially as there were no trips to A&E.

Thanks must also go to Andrew Tomkins, Steven Joint and Mitchell Joint who rode, drove, cooked, cleaned, instructed and bandaged to a high standard during the camp.