Last Saturday 11 September, our Year 11 Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students turned up bright and early at Channing to start their long awaited silver practice trip. They were taken to Box Hill in Surrey to complete their three day, two night expedition. In addition to walking their independently planned routes, they had to be self-sufficient in all aspects of their trip. This included preparation of their equipment, outdoor cooking and navigation.
The trip was challenging, after students were not able to take part in the Bronze expeditions due to the pandemic. However, the girls showed excellent determination and resilience. They walked well and showed teamwork and leadership skills. The views from Leith Hill Tower and Box Hill were made that bit more picturesque with the perfect weather. Students were relieved to make it to the train station on day three, where they received celebratory sweets with their expedition debrief and quickly made their way back to London where they could take a well deserved rest. The students learnt a great deal from the trip and we look forward to taking them out on their assessed trip in three weeks time. Well done!