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Brisbane Kokoda Challenge

​A number of teachers and students shared an amazing experience yesterday, participating in the Brisbane Kokoda Challenge.
After months of training both after school and on weekends, with brilliant teamwork, determination and commitment they walked, in their teams, over 30 or 48 km of Brisbane’s finest ‘undulations’ in D’Aguilar National park and parts of Mt Coot-tha.
It was a challenging lead up to this event, only one team made it to the start line intact, with a number of injuries preventing others taking part, yet each and every one of the students involved displayed the all-important Kokoda values of Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice. 
There were two students who unfortunately couldn’t make it to the event but were an important part of their team in the lead up and training Julie and Jackson. 
Special Kokoda Spirit mentions to:
Anna Petrie, teacher, for being the ultimate support person and staying for the entire day (from 6am until well after 6pm) to support the teams, parents and fellow teachers, checking in on them, and even adding an impromptu 7km run at the end to make sure all those who were able could cross that finish line.
Bethany, Year 8 student, who was injured but still turned up in the freezing cold to see her team start and then went home to bake them cookies for the end, not only that but she waited at the finish line into the dark for the rest of the teams to come in. A  true champion.
Jack, Year 8 student, who fractured his foot less than 48 hrs before the start and came at the end to cross the line with his teammates and share in their success. 
What a fantastic day!