|9940 RIYE students in the Adrenalin Forest with their national flags before taking on the challenge of the Adrenalin Forest|
Friday, 9 March 2012
Rotary International Youth Exchange Students take to the trees in the Adrenalin Forest
The Adrenalin Forest in Porirua, NZ multi-level aerial obstacle course is a great confidence builder and a wicked adrenalin rush, because it’s awesome fun, ultra safe and super challenging!
Nine RIYE students from District 9940 (representing Argentina, Austria, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, USA, and New Zealand) were hosted by the Managing Director of the Adrenalin Forest Jean Caillabet last October to test their skills, balance, and determination, by daring themselves to be courageous enough to navigate confidence challenges on seven different pathways of progressive difficulty over 2.5 kilometres in length and up to 31 metres high.
The afternoon was organised by the Rotary Club of Porirua Sundown, and afterwards the students joined the club for their dinner meeting. The Adrenalin Forest is aptly named as the students were certainly in a state of euphoria, with adrenalin surging, on having completed the challenge. They formed an amazing bond with one another, and they will still be talking about it for a long time to come.The Porirua Sundown club are hosting a young student from Argentina, for twelve months, who is attending Bishop Viard College.
Together with the other students being hosted in District 9940, this afternoon demonstrated how RIYE enables young men and women to realize their potential and starts them on a journey towards future roles as Rotarians and community leaders.
Submitted by: Don Casagranda, District 9940