Weekend Sun, Tauranga, Supplements, 27 Sep 2019
Kiwi Can Overcoming obstacles with Dan As I sat in the hall at Otumoetai College, I couldn’t help but remember back to my first year there as a 13-year-old, sitting in assembly. A quiet introvert, involved in hockey, netball, and music, I had barely developed an opinion of my own, and what opinion I had, I was reticent to express for fear of ridicule. I didn’t know the word “jelf-cfticaLy’, I didn’t even really know myself. Thankfully teachers like Bob AddiMJii, Stu Henderson and Kate Macgregur fanned the shadow. I found my feet and eventually found myself Dan Allen-Gordon Irom (he Graeme Dingle Foundation had invited me along to witness 12 students returning from their Project K wilderness experience. On stage, they snared confidently, some hesitantly, about their nearly three-week experience learning to overcome obstacles, both internal and physical, while surviving out in the middle of nature.