Well done to everyone for rising to the challenge and completing your practice expedition in the Lincolnshire Wolds. Your supervisors and myself are looking forward to seeing you complete the actual expedition in the Peak District in July.
On a wet weekend at the end of April the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Expedition set out across the Lincolnshire Wolds. They overcame all the challenges the weather bought, walking over 25 miles carrying their heavy packs and camping for two nights. They improved their teamworking skills and always had smiles, despite the weather.
We want to ensure that all of our students have access to information and advice in one place, and are aware of local services, that can help support them when experiencing emotional wellbeing, mental health or behavioural concerns.
Please find below a link to a new Lincolnshire health services pathway which is designed to help families of children and young people experiencing emotional wellbeing, mental health or behaviour concerns and the professionals working with them.
The pathway aims to provide children and young people, and their families, with better access to the right support at the right time.
Should you require any further details or advice regarding any of the available support, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Lynda Divers (Deputy Headteacher) at QEGS.
Following on from a successful trip in 2016, the 15th July saw 14 students, Mr Cherry and Ms Freeman boarding a bus at QEGS for the start of the 2017 expedition. After meeting up with the expedition leader, Isi Booker at Heathrow there was a repeat of the flight into Kathmandu with a transfer at Delhi which left students wondering what to do with change in Indian rupees when they’d paid with sterling. Following a successful second attempt to land the aircraft at Kathmandu we transferred by bus to the Utse hotel in the tourist area of Thamel where we received a welcome talk by Gautam, who would be leading the trekking phase of the expedition, and some tea and biscuits.
After an early night’s sleep and a Tibetan breakfast, the next day saw us heading for the Nepal office of Practical Action – a charity that assists remote areas in developing resilient livelihoods covering issues such as water supply, sanitation, energy and disaster preparedness as well as looking at how food security could be improved. We had the pleasure of handing over a donation from a former traveller who was sufficiently impressed by their work that he had donated £1500 to the charity.