Duke of Edinburgh Silver Expedition

During half-term, 34 Year 10 scholars undertook their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition. Throughout the expedition scholars had to demonstrate teamwork and resilience carrying their own equipment and navigating through the countryside.

Scholars walked approximately 15km each day, some days through very hilly terrain. We were very lucky with the weather and everyone was grateful for the sunshine which made the views even more fantastic.

The scholars’ route on day one took them from Glynde in East Sussex to Alfriston where they camped for the night. They were impressed with the beautiful sea views from the South Downs.

On day two, scholars experienced a more wooded terrain as they walked through the South Downs Nature Reserve ending by walking along the picturesque Cuckmere River. All scholars were back to camp and in good spirits for the evening sports activities run by Mr Spiers. A particular highlight being the whole trip rounders match!

The final day was the most challenging walk with the scholars taking on the undulating hills of the Seven Sisters. The views from the top of the hills were worth it. All scholars have now successfully completed the expedition section of their silver award.

A fantastic achievement!