Going for Gold
Going for Gold - Seven Year 12 students have started their Gold D of E award, which is a first for CHS.
The girls all completed their Bronze and Silver award through the school, whilst the boys had the opportunity to complete the silver award in year 11 at CHSG via the direct route which involved an extended task.
The gold award involves the students undertaking a number of sections from volunteering, learning new skills and a physical activity for a fixed period of time from six months to a year in length.
During the expedition section students are expected to complete a journey of four days and three nights in a remote area, whilst carrying all the equipment and food for the duration – no stopping at the local shops for additional supplies.
For a practice, the students are going to the Black Mountains for the Easter Break, whilst the qualification expedition will take place in the Lake District later in the year.
During some of the nights camping, the students are expected to ‘wild camp’ in the mountains.
Students completed an additional training weekend on the South Downs in February, to meet the staff and other students from Worthing College who they will be joining to share costs and resources whilst their weekly training takes place at CHS.
An additional part of the gold award is the Residential trip, which involves the students undertaking a course or activity for five days or more away from home and other friends. Jasmine has already completed her residential undertaking a flying scholarship with the RAF in Scotland over two weeks – well done! Whilst Lauren has signed up for a yoga course, others are looking at CCF courses or taking part in a number of National Trust events such as repairing paths and walls in the national parks.
Well done to all of you and good luck with the many activities in the coming year.