Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award

Mr Lawrence, Mr Prasad and Miss McCartney: 23 year students completed their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition in the beautiful New Forest last weekend. This involved three days of hiking, carrying their own equipment and food and being completely self-sufficient.

The external assessors noted the progress our students had made since the practice expedition in March and it was good to see their camp craft and navigation skills much improved. We were very fortunate to have sunny weather.

Students are now completing their skill, physical and volunteering sections and should receive the award in September. This final expedition was the culmination of months of preparation and training covering camping skills, navigation, first aid and actual practice hikes. Well done Team Silver!