The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation offers one of the last true ocean adventures, sailing on Australia’s largest tall ship Leeuwin II. The Youth Explorer Voyage allows up to forty students from Years 10 – 12 to develop the many skills required to be an active member of both a team and a micro-community. On board, participants experience the vastness of the natural environment, sail through the night, and have the opportunity to climb to the top of the tallest mast. Providing students with responsible risk taking and a real life hands-on adventure, the Youth Explorer Voyage encourages all participants to build self-esteem, social confidence and self-reliance. This rewarding voyage helps youth identify and set personal goals and develop valuable skills which are transferable to their home, school, and work lives.
Five Kingsway students are to participate in a seven day voyage on the Leeuwin ll in April 2013. The students attending are Jason Moir, Peter Siani, Marieke Hagendoorn, Hannah Hastie and Akilah Yakub.
The voyages are endorsed by the Curriculum Council as a Personal Development Programme. Completion of a voyage and portfolio of work, once achieved will earn the student five points towards their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). A student must enrol in the endorsed programme through their school.