On 7 November 2017, Secondary 2 students embarked on an amazing race around the Southern Ridges. Grouped according to their classes, they were given a list of clues to find eight locations along the Southern Ridges trail. At each location, they had to complete various tasks such as fitting the whole class into a cable car, passing rubber-bands using straws, and solving a jigsaw puzzle. The goal was to be the first class to reach the final stop, where they would also take their lunch.
Through this outing, the values of excellence, friendship, respect and teamwork were reinforced. As a class, they had to work together and take turns to be the leader. Many students were exhausted from the long hours of walking, while some became dispirited when it began to rain during the race. However, these difficulties served to instill perseverance and resilience in the students, and also highlighted the importance of proper rest. Students also learnt to exercise patience with peers who were lagging behind or slower in solving the clues.
Overall, it was an enjoyable and fruitful outing, as students took in the beautiful sights of the Southern Ridges, and also had the opportunity to reaffirm their values.