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Kontiki was the raft built and used by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdal in his 1947 expedition across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian Islands. In our challenge, eighteen intrepid Year 10 students replicated the spirit of that adventure by building their own raft and then spending 24 hours on the Harrow Bangkok Lake. On board, challenges like cooking, flower arranging, dress making, dancing and building solar showers kept the rafters occupied. Team work and resilience were shown in abundance as the day turned to night. Wonderful food was served to the Head Master who judged the meals, clothing, flower arranging and flags.
During the night, sentry duty kept students awake, before the smells of breakfast announced the arrival of sunrise. Six hours of competitions later, and the rafts were paddled off the lake and dismantled.
To sign up for the next event, please see the Leadership in Action team.