Silver Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying Expedition

  The New Forest: 2nd-4th July The Assessed Expedition at Silver level of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is supposed to be…

 
The New Forest: 2nd-4th July


The Assessed Expedition at Silver level of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is supposed to be three days and two nights. It turned out that forty days and forty nights might have been more appropriate.

It rained. It rained a lot. Roads were flooded, paths were reduced to boggy torrents and campsites were flooded out. The eight groups and various Gold helpers and supervisors slogged on and I was impressed with how resolute everyone was, despite the relentless precipitation. However, it would be foolish to pretend that this was in anyway a pleasant experience for anyone and I fear that it will be a while before this cohort of Cranleighans comes back to the New Forests.

Everyone is to be congratulated on their fortitude, in particular the Sixth form helpers, who together with SDT, STP, PVP and HFRW kept things going. Particular thanks to GGB for all his efforts, not only with his half of the expedition, but with overseeing the “Admin” of the whole exercise.

SAHY

Back to all news

Related News

Cranleigh School are Winners of Education Choices Magazine Award
14 June 2024 Cranleigh Culture
Cranleigh School are Winners of Education Choices Magazine Award
Trombone Quartet, Bones Apart, visit Prep and Senior pupils
14 June 2024 Music
Trombone Quartet, Bones Apart, visit Prep and Senior pupils
England Cricket Vice-Captain and OC, Ollie Pope, opens Fitness Suite
11 June 2024 Events
England Cricket Vice-Captain and OC, Ollie Pope, opens Fitness Suite
Education Choices Award Finalist 2024