This year’s Silver Duke of Edinburgh group braved the wind and the rain as they completed their practice expedition at the end of April. The Year 12 students have completed training in camp-craft, expedition cooking, orienteering, emergency first-aid and the Countryside Code, and put all of these skills to the test over the course of two days and two nights in the New Forest. Year 12 student Zoe celebrated her 17th birthday on the final day of the practice; she was presented with a card signed by all of the students on the trip and what all DofE students need at the end of an expedition: cake! The Silver Duke of Edinburgh award also involves volunteering, developing a new skill and participating in a physical activity and their final expedition is due to take place in July.
Photos to follow shortly.