Duke of Edinburgh students gain their Silver Awards


Four Varndean students, Lulu Vernon, Xander Gowler, Renny Iwanczuk and Jiaxin (Sunny) Xue have all just gained their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Awards. They began their adventure at Ashurst at 10am Wednesday 5 July and trekked for about 5 hours a day, stopping at two different campsites through Ashurst and Lyndhurst before ending up at Brockenhurst at 2pm on Friday 7 July ready for the journey home.  They utilised map reading instructions from Ian at E3 Adventures to successfully navigate their route, with Ian meeting them at various checkpoints along the way. They took turns carrying the stove and food and demonstrated excellent teamwork to all achieve their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Congratulations to them all.