Trek Teaches Students IndependencePosted: 6th June 2022
Year 10 students have completed the Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award supports young people as they learn new skills, overcome obstacles and build confidence and resilience.
Students completed a day of training, before taking part in a three-day practise expedition in the New Forest ahead of their assessed expedition where they were sent off alone to complete the challenge.
Sarah Power, enrichment lead, said: “The students were just brilliant.
“To see this group of students come forward during lockdown to complete the Silver Award and to see them be really successful has been an absolute joy to watch.
“We have seen them come out of their shells and gain confidence. They have developed as people and become independent.
“They have been so brave. It is brilliant to see.
“It was an honour this year to be able to complete the award in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh himself.”
The students completed their Bronze Award last year and were keen to continue on to achieve the Silver Award.
It is the first time the school has put students forward for the higher award.
Student Darcy said: “The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award helped us to develop new skills and help the community, as well as having fun.”
Miss Power said: “We hope that when these students leave Forest Hall, they will go on to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Open Award. It is just amazing what they are achieving through these awards.”