William Parker student Adam Pearson is celebrating after wining an all expenses expedition to the wilds of Canada.
The three week expedition with Outward Bound Canada is sponsored by the Stuart Horne Trust.
Adam, will be exposed to Canadian universities, schools and outdoor leadership programs.
The programs use the challenges and inspiration of the natural environment - rivers, lakes, mountains and oceans - to bring out the best in everyone.
The rewards come from meeting these challenges and accomplishing what was thought to be impossible.
The students will learn outdoor survival and adventure skills, hike through mountain ranges, learn to sea kayak and camp. They will also develop long-lasting attributes of courage, resilience, responsibility, persistence, integrity, compassion and the ability to work well with others - qualities that will last a lifetime.
The students underwent a rigorous application and interview process, including a phone interview to Canada, displaying their motivation, resilience, open-mindedness and physical fitness at each stage.
Year 11 student Adam said: “I didn’t for one minute think that I would have been chosen; it’s such an amazing opportunity, so when I was picked it felt incredible!”
Head of Year, Deborah Grimmer, said: “I am over the moon that Adam has been given the opportunity to participate in this wonderful adventure. He is a very lucky young man. I wish him every happiness as he embarks on such an amazing life changing experience.”
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