School of Hard Knox

Start of the new academic year and ELOLS supported two DofE expeditions in week one.

Silver Qulaifying Paddling Expedition along the Great Glen – Gairlochy to Dores – 70 km by sea kayak

Utilising the new trailblazer campsites set up as part of the Great Glen Canoe Trail the group of boys camped at Leiterfearn and Foyers on their journey between Gairlochy and Dores. Arduous? – definitely. Rewarding? – absolutely. Congratulations to a very mature and resilient group of paddlers. Once their presentation is complete the group will have successfully completed the Expedition section of their Dof E Silver award.
This group all attend Knox Academy but they are doing the DofE award as a community youth group

Bronze Training Walking Expedition from Carfraemill to Haddington

We have some beautiful countryside in East Lothian and this training expedition run through the school made the best use of it with  a two day walking route starting/ finishing at the school. The woodland just outside Gifford and the Lammermuir hills made for a fine challenge for two groups. The woods proved navigationally challenging for one group in particular – but often the best learning comes from making mistakes!


More photos from the Silver qualifying and training below

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