On 23 - 25 April, 33 of our Grade 9, 10 and 11 students participated in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Bronze qualifier and/or Silver practice and qualifier expeditions at J. Lazy j. Ranch Sanctuary.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a prestigious international award for high school students encouraging civic-mindedness and the development of outdoor skills. Students who participate in the Award program complete a practice expedition at their level (Bronze, Silver, or Gold, with one, two, or three nights spent self-sustaining outdoors) and participate in ongoing community service activities.
All participants embarked on this Adventurous Journey with great zest. Students were self-sustaining, carrying their food, tents, sleeping bags, and all supplies with them.
Students walked an average of 12 km per day carrying heavy packs with all their supplies. Each group member had specific tasks to fulfill (navigation, camp setup, bush cooking, scouting, or first aider). This was no easy task, but our students excelled! We’re so proud of all their hard work preparing for and completing this expedition.
The 2018-2019 school year was the first year that AISL students participated in the Duke of Edinburgh Award program. We are excited to continue this program, offering students opportunities to practice and qualify for Silver and Gold awards, as well as to learn valuable skills. If you would like your child to participate in this program, please contact the Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader for our school, Driekie Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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