Congratulations to the Year 10 Pupils who recently completed their Assessed Expedition as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award!
The 16 pupils involved have trained weekly since March in learning the necessary skills to successfully spend 48 hours completely self-sufficient in the wild. All pupils were responsible for navigating 30km, carrying everything they wanted and needed on their backs as they trekked across The New Forest in small groups.
Throughout the entire process, the pupils represented the school exceptionally well, showing outstanding work ethic, leadership, team work and independence.
The good old English weather made the task even more challenging at times but the pupils demonstrated their resilience! Solenn, Alice & Katie, part of the group self- named ‘The Liabilities’ really proved their problem solving skills when faced with a severely broken tent. Focused on not asking for help the girls spent 45 minutes cutting and fixing their tent and were impressively able to overcome a potential disaster! A special well done to these girls.
The pupils are now in the final stage completing and signing off their other sections. They have been an exemplary group so far and I wish them all the best of luck in accomplishing The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
A final thanks must go out to Miss Williams, Mr Knight and Mr Reavill who have given up their weekends to assist on The Expeditions. They have been great company and it couldn’t happen without them.
The Duke of Edinburgh is available to pupils in Year 10 and further information will be given out in October 2016.
Mr A Blake