28 Jun Bronze Training Weekend
On 21st and 22nd June 14 Year 9 students and five staff visited Danbury Outdoor Centre in Essex to set up camp as part of the training weekend in order to start on the expedition training for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. This weekend was a reward for having completed at least two sections of the award already during Year 9.
Congratulations to all the students who attended for their dedication in completing so much of the award.
The aim of the weekend was for the students to apply the camp craft skills that they had learned in an after school session in a real camping situation. They also had an introduction to the art of navigation, learning to find their way around the countryside using a map and compass.
It was a real pleasure to work with these students and their behaviour and attitude throughout the weekend was a credit to them and to the school. The students involved were: Chanel Nugent, Adiyat Sharif and Nicky Eaton, all 9B, Bobby Lee, Chelsea Akposheri-Oweh, Justina Folorunsho and Sophie Waiharo all 9C, Noorjahan Ahmed, Philip Adu and Elias Dragoi all 9D, Maisie Lethbridge 9G, Sameer Ali and Victor Oso both 9H, and Chelsea Bowers 9J. Great thanks also to Terry Dignam, Mr Hargreaves, Mr Hill and Miss Draisey whose support with the training was invaluable.
We wish the students all the best with the rest of their training in Year 10 and look forward to seeing them complete their expedition next Summer term!
D of E Manager