Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition
On the weekend of the 14th and 15th May a group of 27 Year 9 students took part in their first practice expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme (Bronze Award).
Students met the supporting staff at Oaks Park High for an equipment check and briefing before walking via Oaks Park to the wild areas and fields in Banstead and Chipstead. Along the way, students were taught skills such as map reading and basic first aid.
At Park Farm Scout Camp, students pitched their tents and made themselves a hot meal before relaxing, playing games and sitting around the campfire to discuss the day.
After breakfast the next day, everything was packed away and students walked back along the route to school where parents were waiting to collect them.
The students walked over eleven miles each day and got to experience the best and worst of the British climate over the weekend!
The students were amazing and proved themselves true ambassadors for the school.
Many thanks to Mr Griffith, Mr Tomlinson, Ms Townsend, Mr Collings, Ms Merrett and Mr Greenaway for giving up their weekend to support the expedition.
Mr Williams and Fran Cioffi.