Croatia Gold DofE Expedition
Over half term, 14 Stamford Endowed Schools’ students travelled to Croatia to complete their Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.
The 14 students were split into two expedition groups, with the trip being led by Stamford School teacher Jamie Laird, along with Alice Hegarty, an Old Stamfordian and one of the Schools Duke of Edinburgh volunteers.
Lewis Herridge was the assessor for the trip whilst ‘School’s Own Adventure’ were the company who helped to organise the expedition. School’s Own Adventure are a service provider who provide overseas travel opportunities to students whilst helping their Schools deliver curriculum objectives.
The students flew to Croatia and had to purchase their food upon arrival before heading to the Kalnik mountain hut. The following day they took part in climbing and completed navigation practice, which helped them prepare for four days of tough navigation in the forest. Whilst both teams got slightly lost, there were no any major errors and all of the students acquitted themselves extremely well. After making it out of the forest they headed to a hotel to clean up and then into town for a final celebration meal.