Cyprus for Silver
The 2016 Duke of Edinburgh’s International Silver Award expedition to Cyprus was one of the most mentally and physically challenging experiences faced yet by St Christopher’s students. Our expedition teams included over 60 students and 10 staff supervisors who embarked on this extraordinary opportunity, trekking from Kritou Terra, through the Akamas Forest to Androlikou (goat village), before making their return journey to Kritou Terra. The 3-day adventure required our students to embrace around 20 hours of trekking with precision navigation using a map and compass. On the expedition, students completed the demanding 28km hike through the Akamas Forest in a stunning mountainous location. Some careful manoeuvring and footwork were needed due to the hazardous conditions and terrain.
There were rough tracks and steep rocky hills to climb, not to mention what Mother Nature threw at them! As expected there were a few blisters along the way but everybody made it safely back and, contrary to what people might think, they returned with big smiles of satisfaction on their faces. The students did exceptionally well, and proved that they are capable of great things and should be extremely proud of them selves. Additionally, A special thank you to all staff who were also involved with these expeditions who made the expedition possible: Trip 1- Mr Stewart, Mrs Riley, Mr Mulleague, Mrs Hoffman, Dr Goucem. Trip 2- Ms McKay, Miss Pickering, Miss Thomas, Mr Jones, and Mr Peswani.