Duke of Edinburgh Award - Year 12 Expedition

25th September 2015
On Tuesday 22 September our Year 12 students embarked on their practice expedition as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. The students had to plan, train for and complete an expedition through their own physical effort and with minimal intervention from adults.
Their expedition started at Forest Rise in Epping Forest where from this point they had to use there orienteering skills to navigate their way to Gilwell Park Scout Camp using a map and compass, all the while carrying their rucksacks with equipment for the overnight stay. The students spent one night camping in Gilwell Park where they had to put up their own tents, cook their own evening meal and breakfast.
On Wednesday morning they had to pack up camp and make their way to Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge which marked the end of their practice expedition. They then travelled back to school by train from Chingford Station.

The Year 12 will have to complete their qualifying expedition in April 2016 making sure they use what they have learnt on their practice expedition.Well done Year 12!

Ms Thakaberry, Ms Christie and Mr McDonnell were delighted with every student’s response to the challenge!!