Between April the 8th to April 11th, 2 groups of Year 10 students successfully completed a 2 day hike and 1 night camp in the Yanqing hills, north-west of Beijingn accompanied by Ms Usher, Mr Godward, Mr Readdy, Miss Mandy, Miss Bramley, Mr Alles and Mr Carlisle. This was as part of their International Bronze Award to help prepare the students for the main expedition that will take place in June. The route was up and down hills, sand dunes and past an area that has film sets that are used for movies. All this the students did while carrying 70 litre rucksacks.
There was another purpose for the hike and that was to understand how the land is used in this arid area. The students worked well in their teams at navigating their way. They also showed great enthusiasm and were a credit to themselves and the school.
Updates from: Mr Nick Bourne, International Award Staff Coordinator