On Wednesday 22nd June, some of our fantastic Sixth Form students completed their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Expedition.
They packed their rucksacks and embarked on a 3 day expedition that took them along the Saxon Shore Way and into Stodmarsh Nature Reserve. They completed 2 nights of camping in the woods near Upstreet where they put up their own tents, learnt how to use Trangia stoves and understood how to follow the Countryside Code.
On the 3rd day, they canoed from Fordwich down to Grove Ferry guided by Canoe Wild and learnt how to work together as a team to guide their canoes safely down the river.
The weather throughout the expedition was very hot, with students having to think about refueling water and ensuring that they stayed safe.
Throughout the expedition, the students were fantastic and worked as a team ensuring that everyone had a good time and keeping spirits high even at the end of a long day hiking.
For some of the students this was the first time that they had embarked on a long hike through the Kent countryside and they were all amazed at what a beautiful area of the country we live in.