Last Friday, 7th October, a group of Year 11 pupils undertook their Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award re-camp and 2nd day group walk.
The walk involved leaving the school at approximately 10.00 in the morning to make their way on a pre-planned route to Black Down Park on the Surrey and West Sussex border. The group navigated their way along various footpaths, whilst carrying their own lunch and supplies for the day, and met up with staff at agreed checkpoints along the way.
One of these checkpoints was a spot to enjoy some lunch in the outdoors, where we bumped into a local farmer taking his tractor to the fields. Apologies but I neglected to get a photo of the tractor.
Once the walk was completed, the last part of which was through Aldworth House which was once a property of Lord Tennyson, the group were collected and brought back to school where they set up camp for the night and cooked some food for their evening meal.
Well done; Ethan, Charlie, Harvey, Alex and Luke for successfully completing the Expedition part of their Bronze Award, now we just need to ensure that all of their other evidence is completed so that they can pass the Bronze Award in full.
A special mention should also be made to Darcey in year 11 who joined the group and will use this walk as part of her Silver Award training.
Thank you to all staff involved for giving up some of their weekend time to help out.