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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
During the holidays, Senior School students participated in the following adventurous journeys as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award:
  • Silver Canoeing (Dec 2022)
Students who had completed a training journey in October, headed up through the Noosa Everglades in canoes. They enjoyed camping at Harry’s Hut, the beauty of the area and putting their skills to use as they navigated and paddled along their planned route. The group experienced hot weather and thunderstorms and adjusted their plans accordingly. Thank you to Wendy West and Rachel Tattersall for accompanying them.
  • Gold Hiking (Dec 2022)
A group of students spent the week before Christmas hiking in the Springbrook and Lamington National Parks. For most of the group this was an opportunity to test out equipment and develop skills in preparation for a 4-day hike in New Zealand. The group worked well together and enjoyed the seclusion of a national park campsite and the facilities provided at Binna Burra. Thank you to Paris Bastow (past student and Gold Awardee) and Rachel Tattersall for accompanying them.
  • Gold Sailing (Jan 2023)
Sophie Saunders joined young people participating in the Award through other Award Centers to sail South Passage from Sydney to Brisbane. She joined what the South Passage crew described as one of the best groups ever to enjoy the challenges and delights of keeping South Passage for eight days. Blair Dodson and Myles Thompson joined another crew on an eight day circumnavigation of K’gari (Fraser Island). They also enjoyed meeting new friends and Blair had the honour of leading his watch group for “Command Day” (the day the young people take on all the leadership roles).

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is open to any student aged 14 years or older. Please see Learning@Redlands or contact Rachel Tattersall for further information.