Summer Time is expedition timePosted on: June 26th 2018
The Summer Term is the favourite time of year for the D of E Team at Amery Hill as the Bronze expeditions take place. Hours of training were put to good use over the last two weekends as our four Year 10 groups successfully completed their final expeditions in the verdant countryside between Alton and Alresford in glorious summer weather.
‘It’s a joy to see the youngsters enjoying their time in the countryside and having fun’ said D of E Co-ordinator Tony Cross one of a number of staff at the school who volunteer to help with the Award. ‘It’s a big step for the participants to realise that they are on their own and whilst we do provide supervision, they are working as an independent team having planned a route and organised provisions and equipment for the two-day venture. It is interesting to observe the participants recognising the need for effective team working skills as well as things such as leadership, motivation, conflict resolution and general logistics which ensure the expedition is completed.’
In achieving a Bronze award youngsters acquire skills useful in the workplace and in life in general for as Prince Philip once remarked “the award provides a DIY kit for civilised living” – how right he was 62 years ago when his Award Scheme began.