Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
The Duke of Edinburgh had a really great idea when he came up with of a way of allowing young people to enjoy the outdoors, experience adventure, work together in real life situations, build character by undergoing physical hardship, learn coping strategies and find ways to provide themselves with the most basic of things: food, shelter and safety.
During our expedition, all of these aspects were developed. Students were challenged but also had a really great time. For me, the most encouraging thing about the whole adventure was seeing our predominantly inexperienced students very bravely taking on this huge task for the first time. Carrying a heavy rucksack on your back, navigating through unknown (though extremely beautiful) countryside, forcing your sore an tired legs to walk yet another five kilometres, setting up a campsite, cooking your own meals on a camping stove, sleeping on a hard uncomfortable mat and walking again the next day is a demanding ask but one that the students faced with great resilience.
In am very encouraged by the stamina and endurance of our team and can't wait for the next expedition!