You will be notified on our website here with start dates, itineraries etc. There is no hurry. If you have not done so already will you please endeavour to complete last years award (yrs 10-12).
There is nothing to stop you actually staring your volunteering, skill and physical for your new level.
I met with one of the rangers, Rose at Royden Park today. She is happy to take some volunteers there. It involves litter picking and ranger type activities. You will need to get in quick. Go and visit her after school or at the weekend.
These are not yet fixed so please don’t book holidays etc around them.
All Gold candidates…
Please be aware we MUST have received the following from you to go on your expedition:
- full payment of expedition fees
- a completed consent form (download here)
Staff will be in on Monday 10 July for anyone who needs to hand in payments or consent forms.
If you have not collected a rucksack, please come in on Monday 10 July.
Please arrive by 11.00 am on Saturday 15 July. On arrival, your group will be assigned an area of the dining room for full kit check.
You should bring something for your lunch.
If you did not attend either the sesson on 26 June or 3 July, please contact Mr Archer (07789921157) if you intend to come on the expedition ASAP.
If you did not turn up for the briefings on either 26 June or 3 July you can put off your Gold expedition until 2018. You will need to let me know if you are intending to do it this year or next. If you have paid to do it this year it will be reimbursed. You will need to pay in full and return a consent form if you want to go on the expedition.
Reminder – If you intend to go on this you will need to pay for it by close of play on Monday 3 July. Parent pay or chq payable to ‘SMC YC’ for £120 or £220 if you are not a St Mary’s student.
Dropping off kit - Anyone going on the group B final expedition can bring their kit on Tuesday evening from 6:30pm – 9:00pm to be left in the quiet room OR from 8:15am on Wednesday morning.
YOU MUST ATTEND SCHOOL IN YOUR FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM WITH ALL OF YOUR BOOKS AND HOMEWORK ETC.
After you have had your lunch, get changed into your expedition clothes. We will be leaving after lunch.
Everyone needs to be at the quiet room for 1pm on Wednesday.
Make sure you have a high factor sun cream with you. Bring a sun hat. The best types are the brim hats that protect your ears and neck as well as giving some shade to your face. Even better Are legionnaire style hats. You’re 1 L water bottle will be fine as we will top you up regularly en route. Remember, don’t miss any opportunity while you’re walking to soak your hat as it does help to keep you cool. Sunglasses if you want them. There is not much of a breeze forecast and this is good news for midges Bad news for us. You might want to bring some insect repellent.
If you need help with eDofE call in Tuesday Eve 13th June, between 6:30 and 8pm
No meeting Monday 12th June
Group A meet 1pm on Sunday 18th.
There are a few people who still have not paid for their Final expedition. If you want to go you will need to get this paid. If you have a problem with this phone me on 07789921157.
Please bring the following to your next sessions for kit check:
- Waterproof Jacket (if bringing your own)
- Waterproof Trousers (if bringing your own)
- First Aid Kit
- Sleeping Bag
- Water Bottle
- Walking Boots