16 Jun Breaking down barriers through physical challenge
New Zealand is a fantastic venue for physical challenge. There are mountains to climb; rivers, lakes and beaches for water sports, and a vast supply of native bush to explore. And all of these provide great opportunities for extended learning.
William Pike is an advocate for learning through challenge. Mr Pike was one of two young climbers caught in a volcanic eruption on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu, on September 25, 2007. He suffered numerous life threatening injuries, and as a result, his right leg was amputated below the knee. But true to the spirit of adventure, and triumph over adversity, Mr Pike set up the William Pike Challenge Award (WPCA) to inspire the next generation of Kiwi kids to embrace outdoor adventure.