Silver Expedition follows Bronze!
There have been two really successful Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions over the last fortnight. On the weekend of October 9-11, the Bronze Award Expedition took place in the Queen Elizabeth Country Park. The 26 students were very lucky with the weather and after a training day, they spent the weekend hiking over 20 miles in small groups. They even climbed Butser Hill!
The Silver Award was last weekend in the New Forest and 9 students completed the expedition. They were assessed over two nights with seven hours of activity per day (as opposed to one night and six hours of activity per day for the Bronze Award). It was another fantastic effort! They had to pitch their own tents, cook their meals, and complete the walks using map and compass.
The students on both expeditions had a brilliant attitude throughout, with lots of teamwork, smiles — and a few sore feet!
There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level for the Duke of Edinburgh Award:
• Volunteering (helping the community/environment)
• Physical (becoming fitter)
• Skills (developing new skills)
• Expedition (planning, training and completing an expedition).
With the Expedition section completed, our intrepid students are now looking forward to the other challenges ahead of them.
Come and see us! Take a Guided Tour around our amazing school and see what we mean when we say #WeAreEggars. We still have some spaces for the Tours in June. Book today: https://t.co/eSIlOtZxl2 6:54 PM - 23 May 2022
Leadership. Teamwork. Fun! Last Friday Lt Commander Russ Haines from the Royal Navy led a fabulous training day for our student leadership team. Their mobile training apparatus was very similar to a large scale Meccano set! #WeAreEggars https://t.co/9so2z6EtpV https://t.co/IIcLQgmcpn 4:15 PM - 22 May 2022
It's Fri-YAY and we're celebrating a brilliant Year 8 trampolinist! Abi not only won GOLD in the Regional Challenge Cup Qualifier for Double Mini Trampoline (Level 1) but she also qualified for the next round! Congratulations Abi! #NumberOne https://t.co/hCOfKitPxk 4:12 PM - 20 May 2022