I am currently working with a school group doing their Silver DofE award at Crossley Heath School. They planned their expedition in the Yorkshire Dales starting from Malham walking for three days camping in Knight Stainforth (North of Settle) and Ingleton. They finished their expedition in Horton in Ribblesdale.
There were three groups that did the expedition, 20 young people in total. England’s weather was typical for the time of year and was cold and wet! Although the groups had their moments of being grumpy and tired, they all finished their expeditions on a high, feeling a real sense of achievement.
Today we went to the school to see the final presentations of the groups. Each group had carried out different projects. One of the projects was on the geology of the area; one made a video of the tourist attractions of the Dales; and the final group made a video of their experiences of doing their silver expedition. After watching the presentation I felt like a proud parent! The group had put in a little extra in to make the presentation memorable and different.
It is times like these that I love my Job. The group had fulfilled a personal challenge and a large percentage of the group have decided that they want to go onto Gold.
Well done Guys I’m really proud of you all!!