Year 12 students from Parkes Christian School, NSW, recently let off post-exam steam with an adrenaline rush at Skypeak Adventures.
Skypeak is Sydney’s newest aerial adventure park, featuring more than 60 high ropes, aerial and zipline challenges. Just 50 mins from Sydney CBD, visitors can harness up and roam free on modern steel and tree structures, explore and embark on different adventures.
Katrina Harris is the head teacher for K-12 performing arts at Parkes Christian School. She recently organised and participated in a trip to Skypeak Adventures with her Year 12 students and two other staff members. Parkes Christian School offers a wide array of academic and co-curricular opportunities, including sport, music and leadership development, these opportunities are structured to accommodate different ages and ability levels, so it is essential that external learning experiences are also fully inclusive.
Katrina explained: “These students requested an adventurous experience that would inspire them during their end-of-semester excursion. I discovered this new adventure park after an internet search and decided to book it as part of a three-day excursion to Sydney. The booking process was very simple and the staff at the park were informative, helpful and flexible with dates and times”.
“Our students wanted some high adventure and they definitely got that at Skypeak Adventures! After some safety instruction from the very professional Skypeak Adventures team our students were free to try the various challenges available, all offering different levels of risk”.
The world-class aerial facility has over 60 adrenalin-filled aerial challenges for students to conquer individually or in teams, it also offers excursion packages designed to support current school curriculum outcomes in an exciting but safe environment. The activities aim to satisfy all students’ (and teachers’) mixed desires and capabilities from the biggest thrill seeker to the most cautious faint of heart.
According to Katrina, her students enjoyed being able to choose their own path at the park and they appreciated the freedom to explore and try only the aerial crossings they wanted to. Most of them tried the adrenaline filled high ropes monkey bar, barrel run, treetops, balance beam and slack line but, she said: “The high point of the whole experience seemed to be the drop jump at the end!”
Katrina is happy to recommend this unusual adventure experience to other schools. “Our students and staff loved the time we spent at Skypeak Adventures,” she said.
“The park staff and facilities were fantastic and although we only booked for an hour, we could have easily enjoyed a longer session because it was such a fun and completely unique experience.”
Introducing SKYPEAK ADVENTURES, Sydney’s state of the art, one of a kind school excursion destination.
With over 60 adrenalin-filled aerial challenges that students can conquer individually or as teams, SKYPEAK’s excursion packages are specifically designed to build kids’ confidence, foster resilience and encourage problem-solving in a fun and safe environment.
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