80 silver dofe students completed their Silver Qualifying expeditions on the South Downs in October half term. They trekked over 50 km over the hills from Lewes to Arundel, most travelling independently to and from their hike by train. Rain later on the first day dampened some spirits as groups arrived to a wet camp site in a dark. Groups navigated efficiently across the countryside and achieved good quality camp craft despite the rain. Well done teams!
Bronze qualifying expeditions October 2016: students completed canoe and hiking qualifying expeditions in ideal mostly dry cool weather. Most groups did very well, some outstanding and the vast majority passed. Others need more practice with campcraft skills, in particular the efficiency and pace with which they pitch tents after arriving at sites, regardless of the time. This is an essential skill to pass.
The fifth form had a good day at Tilgate doing team building activities and were praised for their excellent attitude.