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Mon, 11 Jul


Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre

Gold Residential - Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award

The Gold Residential Project is an additional section at Gold level and is an opportunity to use many of the skills developed during the overall Award experience such as teamwork and leadership. This involves spending five consecutive days and four nights in a residential setting.

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Gold Residential - Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award
Gold Residential - Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award

Time & Location

11 Jul 2022, 8:00 am – 15 Jul 2022, 1:00 pm

Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand

About The Event

These residential courses are organised in the school holidays with students from a variety of schools participating. The course provides students with the opportunity to experience Adventure Based Learning in a mountain environment. There is a strong focus on personal and social development through participation in outdoor activities. The course also includes an element of environmental service.

This course is suitable for Gold Residential participants

Please contact us for more details.

Refunds & Withdrawal: We are unable to refund cancellations that are not related to covid 19. If a student withdraws from the course within 30 days of the start date or is sent home once it has commenced, the full cost is payable plus the cost of the journey home. Cancelling one person may mean the rest of the group has to cancel if numbers go below 4 people.


Instruction/Facilitation: This will be provided by qualified and experienced instructors who are employed by the Boyle once they have proven that they meet ‘the Boyle standard.’ Each January they participate in six days of in-house training and development. Police checks have been undertaken.

Supervision: Students will be supervised by instructional staff whilst on the Journey. This may be Remote Supervision for Qualifying Journeys. Students are required to follow the instructions given by all staff and are being assessed during this part of the programme for their commitment to the principles of the Award.

Code of conduct: Students are expected to abide by the standard school rules and regulations for the duration of the course. Alcohol and drugs, including cigarettes or vaping, are a safety risk and are definitely banned from the Boyle and its programmes.

Sleep is an important component of a safe course. A tired body or brain is potentially dangerous. All students will be expected to respect the needs of others and be quiet between 10pm and 7am.

Students have the opportunity as part of a group to establish a contract for group behaviour, deciding how they want to work together for the duration of the course.

For the safety of all, students must follow all instructions given by the Boyle Staff.

Risk Disclosure: Because the course is about adventure in the outdoors, there is some risk associated with the environment and activity. The risk provides for positive outcomes, but there is also the possibility that some harm could befall a student. Managing risk is crucial to the quality of the Boyle experience and Boyle Staff are experienced in this. Students are expected to take part in the process of risk management and be actively involved and responsible for the safety of themselves and others. The Boyle Staff will implement the Boyle Safety Operation Plans and Risk Management systems during the course.

The Boyle has OutdoorsMark safety accreditation. (See for further details)

Possible hazards include: hypothermia, injuries due to trips/falls, blisters, cold water immersion, lost students, sunstroke, burns from cookers etc


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