Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition

On a scorching Saturday morning our expedition teams formed of three year 9 groups equipped with maps, compass, rucksacks and everything else but the kitchen sink met at Tring Station in Hertfordshire ready to set off on their pre-planned routes.

Starting from the station over to Checkpoint 1, the Natural History Museum at Tring, the groups moved towards Wendover woods, and after a few ’emergency calls’ caused by the cows in the fields they made it to the Green Park Camp site.

Our assessor Clive Scott has been meeting up with the groups throughout the day and then made sure they were independently cooking their food and setting up tents correctly. Sunday morning Clive arrived at 8am to check they were cooking breakfast, packing their tents away and talked about the three routes with each team.

The groups were all set off by 8:45 on the way to Marsworth lakes and Cheddington, before heading South East back to the final destination at Tring Station.

In the scorching heat, the groups did exceptionally well and demonstrated leadership, resilience and supported each other throughout the trip.

Many thanks to our excellent staff: Anthony Rayleigh, Rosanna Cooney, Reaz Kurimbux, Hillary Froom, Martin Tan, Meghan Cathcart, Rachael White, Simon Rebbit and our assessor Clive Scott, who have worked tirelessly to support our students during this fantastic trip.

Congratulations to all students who have just got the presentation of their project. Once they complete their Volunteering, Skill and Physical activity sections they will then receive the internationally recognised Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Certificate and Pin badge at the Sports Award evening in October.

Thanks to all staff for supporting this excellent award program that we now have at Alperton Community School.