The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Practical Journey- Silver level


爱丁堡公爵奖 创立于1956年,由英国女王的夫君发起,鼓励14到24岁的年轻人参加社会活动,积极锻炼身体,发展兴趣爱好,并热心助人,用乐观的心态面对生活。


The Duke of Edinburgh's Award was set up in 1956 by the husband of the Queen of the U.K. It was set up to encourage the teenageers between 14 to 24 to take part in different activitieds and develop more hobies. That can also help teenagers to help each other and face problems more optimistically.



春天渐渐来临,伴随着一路鸟语花香,我校参与爱丁堡公爵国际奖银奖活动的同学们来到了苏州太湖,进行了为期两天的骑行训练。


Last week, the Ulink students who take part  in the Silver level of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award went to Suzhou Taihu Lake to do the two-day practical journey of cycling.


Ulink Focus的记者团队对此次活动的负责老师Paul进行了采访,对此进行更深的了解,并将在以后进行跟踪报道。


The team of journalists and reporters of Ulink Focus interviewed Mr.Paul who was the leader of the practical journey to learn more about it. Later we will continue report the other activities of DOE.

文字 writing| Sarah,Sandy,Flora

摄影 photographing| Leo,Paul

排版 Editing| Flora




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1.在学生训练的时候有什么条件限制吗?

How were the students when they were in limit conditions?

Paul:学生们需要按照爱丁堡的严格要求来训练。

The students need to follow the strict requirements according to Edinburgh’s competition. 


训练过程中,要求学生们不能使用手机,不能用现金购买任何物品。他们只能携带自己的食物和水,在所有活动过程中只能使用自己的物品。学生们只能在户外露营,不允许住在酒店里。

During the training process, students aren't allowed to use thephone and buy anything using cash. They can only carry their own foods, waterand use own items during all of the activities. Also, the students can only campin outdoor and not allow to live in the hotel.

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Q

2.在学生骑行的过程当中,他们背着背包会不会感觉有很多负担?

Do students have any difficulties riding the bike with backpacks?

Paul:对于多数学生来讲,是有很多困难。他们的行李非常重,而且多数同学是没有后车架的,他们只能把背包背在身上。除此之外他们遇到的困难还有户外环境下,如何通过调整变速器来轻松地上坡。


For most of the students, there are many difficulties. Their bag packs are extremely heavy, and most of the students don’t have a rear frame. So, this means they need to carry the backpacks on their back. In addition, in the outdoor environments, they need to know how to upgrade the bicycle transmission for easily t go through the hill.

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Q

3.完成训练之后大家都收获了什么?

What did the students who finished the training achieve from it?

Paul:我们提供了多方面的内容,比如如何搭帐篷,如何选场地,他们需要选择一个比较平整的地方来搭,四个角要固定好要防风防雨,还要防小动物。还有学会使用指北针,如何根据地图判断方向,如何导航。还有一点就是如何维修自行车,如何调整自行车的车座,调到自己舒适的高度,如何注意使用刹车和变速器,以及一些简单的急救维修。


We have provided a variety of content to train, such as how to set up the tents and how to choose the places. They need to choose a flat place to have a tent, the four corners must be fixed to prevent wind and rain, also prevent animals. The students also need to learn how to use and read the compass, and using the map to choose which directions to go. Moreover, they also need to know how to repair the bicycle, how to adjust the bicycle seat, how to caution of using the brakes and transmission and some emergency repairs. 


学生本是来自不同班级的,他们可能平时在学校里的交流不是很多,这次活动我们把它们分成了不同的小组。这种情况下,他们需要尽快融入他们的小组,这需要交流沟通。骑行过程中,每个小组要团结一致。前面的队员负责导航,后面的队员负责收尾。确保每一个队员在骑行过程中不掉队。


The students came from different classes. They may not have any chances to communicate a lot of in school time. This time, we divided into different groups. In this case, they need to integrate into their groups as soon as possible, which require the communication. During the Edinburgh’s competition, they need to be united. The first player is responsible for navigating and choose which directions to go, and the back of the players are responsible for make sure that every member doesn't leave the team. 


爱丁堡银奖户外活动预告

Duke of Edinburgh Award Adventure Journey


活动日期:3月29日-4月1日

活动地点:浙江 千岛湖

Departure date: March 29th-Apr.1st

Destination: Thousands Islands Lake, Zhejiang

在上周末经历了2天1夜的太湖东山骑行练习后,苏州领科的学生们即将在这周四(29日)踏上征服千岛湖的行程。他们需要在美丽的千岛湖景区完成3天2夜的野外探索,每天至少70km的骑行绝对是一项充满挑战与突破自我的历练,行程中学生们需要在团队中结伴而行,地图与指北针是唯一的导航工具,在到达集合点后一起野炊露营,这是一次令人期待的活动。


After 2 days and 1 nights of Taihu Dongshan cycling practice over the last weekend, Ulink students will be on the way to Thousands Islands Lake on Thursday (Mar.29th). They will cycle around the scenic area and enjoy 3 days and 2 nights exploration/expedition, at least ride 70km per day for all of them. It’s definitely an impressive experience with big challenge and everyone will break through themselves. Map and compass is the only tools for navigation, they will prepare meals in the field and have camping for sleep during whole days. That is an exciting event which everybody expect.

23日周五中午,Award Supervisors再次组织学生讲解注意事项及准备内容,随后学生们拿到地图后,讨论研究行程路线及设置检查点。


Last Friday, Award Supervisors introduced map route to them and listed items they may need when undertaking exploration/ expedition. Hope they will have a wonderful trip in next week.