Recently, eight Grade 11 St. John’s students embarked on their “Adventurous Journey” in order to achieve the Gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
They hiked 80 kilometers in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ and ‘Treasure Island’, who himself hiked 252 km with a donkey in the French Cevennes.
During these four days of adventure, they enjoyed the beauty of the landscape and were self-sufficient throughout the whole experience. They endured rainy weather and steep hills together, which made the whole experience one of the best team-building exercises of their life.
By coach Thomas, International Award Coordinator