William Pike Challenge award

Tamahou, Nephai, Kye and Te Rau Aroha will be participating in the William Pike Challenge Award and received their information packs from William Pike when he visited us at Arowhenua Marae recently.

The whole school listened to William’s inspiring story about how, in 2007, he was trapped on Mt Ruapehu when it erupted, and how he subsequently lost his leg. He told the students he had to decide whether to let this event hold him back or rise to the challenge. He chose the latter and not only did he return to the outdoors but he is now inspiring young people to do the same. [Read more…]