Jesse goes trekking for navigator course

MARGARET River Senior High School year 11 student Jesse Robbins will go adventuring in the wilderness on an Outward Bound Navigator Course in the October school holidays.

He and another year 11 student have been sponsored by the Margaret River Lions Club to go on the bush-trekking course in Walpole.

The program aims to teach the participants, aged 15-18 years, leadership and teamwork.

“I hope to develop better social skills and get a bit fitter,” Jesse said. 

Student services manager Lee Pike said the course would give the students credit to go towards their final results.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity,” she said.

 “A girl who went on it last time said it was fantastic. It will give Jesse a chance to refocus and get away from technology.”

She and Jesse said they were grateful to the Lions for giving so much help.

“He’s really, really looking forward to it,” Lee said.

As part of a thank-you, Jesse volunteered with the Lions at their garage sale on Saturday to fundraise for Alzheimers research.

BUSHBOUND: Jesse Robbins will take part in a 12-day personal development experience with Outward Bound.

BUSHBOUND: Jesse Robbins will take part in a 12-day personal development experience with Outward Bound.