Last weekend over 130 pupils took part in the Duke of Edinburgh Expedition field weekend. Considering all the challenges faced at present this was a considerable feat in itself.
The Upper Sixth students had a very productive preparation session for their Assessed expedition to Scotland.
The Year Ten Bronze Award group completed assessed walks in and around Bewdley. All groups demonstrated excellent navigation skills and cooked some delicious meals. After a night of heavy rain they woke to a very soggy campsite and completed despite this, their second day in good spirits.
Our Year Eleven Silver Award group received a day of external first aid training followed by a day out on the Malvern Hills to hone their micro navigation skills prior to their upcoming assessed expedition in Derbyshire.
For the Lower Sixth, the Gold Award expedition group took on the wilds by camping in challenging conditions and took on the Menai Straits and its very fast and substantial tidal swells in their kayaks. A great deal of learning was achieved and this has set them up very well for their assessed expedition, possibly to Sweden, later in the year.
It reflects very positively on RGS as a whole that we have all contributed to facilitating some fantastic opportunities for the pupils during this DofE weekend.
My thanks to the staff for providing these opportunities and the pupils for their determination and commitment.
Mr Gary Leeds
Head of Football