The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The unknown journey is exploration.
We need to explore it, enjoy it,
whatever it's happiness or danger.
活动日期 Date：June 6th-8th,2018
带队老师 Supervisor/Assessor：Ms. Chelsea, Mr. Antony, Mr. Christopher
The mountain area here seems to be familiar but it is not. It is located in the northwestside of West Lake in Hangzhou. People plant the famous West Lake Longjing tea around the whole area, they are busy working and enjoying life. Under the sunshine there is no road, but in fact naturally occurring hiking trails though severalyears. Also, lots of tourists with heavy backpacks like to hike in themountains. In June, more than 20 students from Ulink College of Suzhou willcome here to have an Adventure journey exploration/ expedition.
Two days and onenight, at least 6 hours of activity during daytime, that’s the basic requirement of The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. A map, a compass, a set oftents and cooking utensils will be taken by students during the challenging days in which students will inspire and reach their true potential.
Nothing is impossible.We are all better than we think!
2018 Ulink DoE Qualifying Adventure Journey-
Cycling around Thousand islands Lake
At the fantasitic time of spring, a group of teachers and students from Ulink came to Hangzhou to begin their Adventure journey.
Before starting off, AJ Supervisors, sccessors and guides emphasised the information again. All the students and teachers took photos together and it was the best one during the journey since they were energetic at that time.
Starting off also stood for starting their new story and exploration.
The experience on the first day exactally proved that teamwork was significant. Even if some team members had lower speed than others, they wouldn't abandon anyone and would make sure everyone could arrive on time.
24 students lived in 13 tents near the lake. They ccoked by themselves and enjoy the beautiful stars in the sky.
After sleeping for the whole night, they tidied all the stuff and start their new day's journey.
They were always on the way whenever it was morning or evening. They challenged the road, challenged the difficulties and made the best memory of youth.
他们的话 Their words...
In the course of riding, there was an idea of giving up, especially when you have just turned over a mountain, looking forward to having a downhill to rest for a while, and another mountain appears in front of you. Every time you ride over a mountain, there was always the sound of encouragement from not only the members of the group but also the teachers. It seems that the mountain is no longer a difficult task to overcome.
The adventure journey teaches us persistent, corporation and communication. The process of riding is like life. There is a slope, a flat road, and a downhill. When you do your best to go up, when you almost want to give up to reach the top, you can see the most beautiful scenery and the downhill as long as you stick to it for just a while.
After a whole day riding, when I lied in the tent, I felt my body was almost like someone who smashed me into pieces and felt painful everywhere. At this period of time, only the moral encouragement can help me get into sleep. It become more serious on the second night and we did even not have a chance to taking a shower.
Executive Vice Principal / 常务副校长
For the first time, the students rode so far. When they camped, teachers need to check their safety. In the process, the teacher took a lot of safety responsibilities. Also, teachers had to get up earlier than the students. The most important responsibility for teachers is psychological help. Some students feel that they can't reach the goal on the way. Especially for some mountain roads, they want to give up. Teachers must use various methods. From the school's point of view, thank the teachers for their hard work. At the same time, students who hope to win in the new semester, make our lives more meaningful. Welcome more students to join DoE famlity which will make you stronger both in physical and spritual meanings.
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