Silver Duke of Edinburgh

2015 has been another successful year for the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award at Sacred Heart with sixteen Year 10 pupils taking part. Over the course of the year the participants have taken part in a sport, a volunteering activity and they have perfected or learnt a new skill. In June they then undertook a three day practice expedition in the East Sussex area, refreshing their skills in navigation, putting up tents and using trangia cooking stoves. They coped really well carrying their heavy backpacks over large distances. All accompanying staff were really impressed with the three groups and their positive attitudes.

The final expedition then took place around Billingshurst, West Sussex in late June. All teams worked really well together, made it to the end and passed! Well done to all the participants for their hard work.

Mrs E. Burrell
Silver Duke of Edinburgh Co-Ordinator