18 May D of E Bronze group
On Friday and Saturday 11th and 12th May the Year 10 bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award group completed their practice expedition in the Lea Valley and Enfield area.
They set a good pace on the Friday afternoon and arrived in camp in good time to set up their tents and cook a meal. The groups arranged their meals eating together and sharing their food which made life in camp a lot more sociable. Some late evening rain sent them all off to bed in good time to recoup their strength for Saturday’s walk.
The groups worked hard getting themselves ready to leave on Saturday, they had to make breakfast and get everything, including tents, back into their bags. It started to rain at lunchtime on Saturday and the rain gradually got heavier as the afternoon went on, however both groups made it to the finish point in Trent Park, tired but pleased with their efforts and with resilience firmly established. An LOC is well deserved by all!
The students involved are to be congratulated on their excellent behaviour and willingness to learn from their experiences throughout the two days, they were complimented by the camp site hosts on their politeness and good behaviour which made me very proud.
The names of the brilliant Year 10 Bronze D of E group are Silviu Ionescu 10A, Klaidas Runele and James David 10D, Jack Waiharo 10E, Ire Ajala and Plamedi Mateus 10F, Logan Grain 10G, and Luke Craigie and Shanise Garner 10H. Huge thanks also to Mr Kilminster and Mr Hill for their patient guidance and support with each group throughout the weekend, we would all have been genuinely lost without them.
It only remains for me to wish the students all the very best with their qualifying expedition in on the 8th and 9th of June 2018!
D of E Manager