A GOLD STANDARD BRONZE PRACTICE EXPEDITION!
The weather could not have been kinder to the 101 students from Years 10 and 11 who took part in a practice expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award last weekend.
The teams of up to 7 students had each plotted their different routes of 10-15 kilometres per day through the local countryside, the final destination being The Sustainability Centre at East Meon for an overnight camp. Part of the challenge was to erect tents and cook their supper, as well as considering the impact of man on the environment.
After breakfasting and breaking camp, the students walked another 10-15 kilometres before completing the challenge by early afternoon, giving them ample time to spoil their mums on Mother’s Day!
Mr Alvarez, DofE Leader, said, “The students have worked hard with their leaders all year in order to prepare for their expedition alongside their usual day to day commitments. The weekend showcased the hard work of all involved and I couldn't be prouder of how they performed, with many onlookers commenting positively on their efforts, attitudes and team work. I look forward to them completing their final expeditions in June/July and achieving their well-deserved Bronze Award."