The Duke of Edinburgh Award
Over 150 boys have been involved in Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions this term.
With 65-litre rucksacks on their backs, our adventurers have hiked hundreds of miles in locations ranging from the New Forest to Snowdonia and the Lake District to Dorset. The boys have braved downpours, driving hail and occasional sunshine as they successfully put their navigation skills to the test.
Mr Paul Taylor, Hampton’s Outdoor Pursuits coordinator, praised the boys for their determination and perseverance:
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award allows pupils to develop many transferable skills that will be invaluable later in life. The boys handled compass navigation and the difficult terrain admirably.
As well as completing their expedition, to finish the Award pupils must also undertake volunteering in the local community, pursue a new skill or hobby and take part in a physical activity. Hamptonians who progress to the prestigious Gold Award must also participate in a residential experience.