Stu­dents pushed to their lim­its

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STU­DENTS from Dalby State High School have re­turned from a true test of will in the Gold Coast Hin­ter­land.

Stu­dents tack­led the fa­mous Kokoda Chal­lenge, which can be done over 96km or 48km through moun­tain­ous ter­rain.

“We had sev­eral with­draw be­cause of in­jury, but that’s par for the course. The ma­jor­ity of stu­dents com­pleted it,” or­gan­iser Ch­eryle Wil­liams said.

“It’s a fan­tas­tic event that pushes kids be­yond where they’ve ever been be­fore.

“Not many peo­ple would con­sider walk­ing 96km in the freez­ing cold of win­ter.”

Mrs Wil­liams said Dalby State High School sent stu­dents be­cause of the enor­mous phys­i­cal and men­tal ben­e­fits.

“The sense of ac­com­plish­ment a stu­dent gets when they com­plete it is some­thing spe­cial,” she said.

KOKODA: The stu­dents be­fore the Chal­lenge.

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