24 May Bronze D of E
On Friday and Saturday 10th and 11th May the Year 10 Bronze D of E group completed their practice expedition, over two days and one night in the Lea Valley and Enfield area. They walked in to the campsite at Theobalds Park carrying everything that they needed for the night. The weather was not especially kind and the skies looked very threatening but this did not deter our students and they got stuck in to the second day of their venture. They dodged the showers all the way through to the finish and everyone said they had learnt a huge amount about map and compass work (especially after getting lost a few times), and the need to work as a team. This was the second weekend when money from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Diamond Fund funded the hire of a special off-road electric wheelchair for Reece Ward, who thoroughly enjoyed using this state of the art lightweight chair.
Last week six students from the Year 9 Learning Lab group also completed a D of E practice expedition, this time enjoying some brilliant sunshine on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th of May. They were all very grateful to Mr Hill who kept them on track each day.
Well done to all the students involved: Nicola Hicks, Tolu Famelegun, Devikha Ahtty, Michael Idahosa, Gopal Goswami, Ini Philips, Harrison Whyte, Josiah Ugowe, Reece Ward and Posi Oyebola (all Year 10), Frankie Sedge, Alin Gingioveanu, Frankie Sedge, Lewis Martin, Cayden Eagleton, Yasmin Rizk, Eniola Koleowo (all Year 9). I would also like to thank Mr Hill, Mr Dignam, Miss Hunt and Mr Hession for the support, encouragement and advice they gave to the students, both throughout the weekend and during last week. We wish the students all the best with their qualifying expeditions later on in June.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Manager