On 19th – 21st February the Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award group took part in their Bronze practice expedition to Kontum in the Central Highlands.
The first night was spent at a small homestay in Konkotu village with a cultural exchange of music and dancing. The group then embarked on their trek through the hills and rice fields of the local countryside before camping overnight near a river, which allowed for a refreshing dip, and then completed the trek the following day.
The group showed teamwork, determination and a spirit of adventure to complete the expedition and have improved their camping, cooking and planning skills in preparation for the assessed expedition to Dalat later in March.
Alex Essery |Chemistry Teacher / International Award Coordinator
In the student’s words:
“I really enjoyed the IA Practice Expedition to Kontum and believe that we worked really well as a team, when cooking and trekking. As a group, I think we communicated very well and were very efficient when setting our tents up. I am looking forward to the next trip to Dalat for the Assessed Expedition and hope that we can use the same skills and teamwork that helped us to be successful in Kontum. I hope we can develop these skills even more and continue to encourage and support each other on the trek.”
Jaimie Short | Year 10 Student