Duke of Edinburgh Silver Practice Expedition
Last weekend, 50 Year 10 students were out on the North Downs, completing their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Practice Expedition. They covered approximately 35km over the hilly terrain, in preparation for their assessed expedition around Folkestone in June. All the groups managed to stay on their routes, meeting their checkpoints on time and working together as teams to complete all the camp tasks.
This is an excerpt from one of the groups diaries:
“Today, we were awoken by the (annoying!) singing of the birds at around 6.00am, so we got up and started cooking our breakfast porridge. We then packed everything away and set off on our route. Eager to reach the campsite, we climbed a very steep hill without pause before promptly collapsing at the top exhausted. Despite the bit of rain in the morning, it was a good day and we reached the campsite on time, one more day to go!”
Thank you to Mrs Smart for giving up yet another weekend to train and support our students. She asked that we also thank her team – Mrs Le Sbriel, Ms Laxton, and Mrs Robinson for their help over the weekend