Duke of Edinburgh success

The photo shows 27 very happy Millais Year 10 girls at the end of their successful Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Expedition in the New Forest at the start of July.
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Millais Duke of Edinburgh success SUS-141208-164303001

A big ‘well done’ to all for completing this challenging assignment. They did 15km each day for three days carrying a 28lb rucksack in woodland and over scrub-land, where there are no footpath signs, they only had a map and a compass to test their navigational skills – which is a praiseworthy achievement. The New Forest Assessors were very complimentary about them in every way, and they were excellent ambassadors for the school. Also, a big thank you to our leadership team for the preparation training, monitoring teams on the Expedition and all the support activities which are involved over the week-end. The school has built-up an excellent and valued long standing reputation for excellence with the New Forest Assessors, so well done everyone.

Report and picture contributed by Millais School.