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2018 Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Expedition

There is nowhere more beautiful or challenging in Zambia to do your Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award than Lake Tanganyika. That is exactly where the Form 6s headed during the half-term break for their qualifying Adventurous Journey.

Adventure was the word as these students faced wind and waves, 8-hour day paddles, steep ascents up to the famous Kalambo Falls, searing sun and high temperatures. They camped on the shores of the Lake at Mr Powell’s idyllic coconut lined beach, Luke’s Beach, and were even able to cook some fresh (or not quite so fresh!) fish from the Lake.

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Some of the students expressed how this expedition was the toughest they had ever done. Yet, they all managed to complete this memorable Adventurous Journey across Lake Tanganyika. Well done to Mebelo, Stephanie, Chanda, Manisha, Kopano, Daniel, Chiku, Liseli, Ntandala and Nimo. You were outstanding teams who exhibited the sort of great character qualities needed for such a trip.

God was clearly evident throughout in such demanding and natural surroundings. Your biggest challenge was beating the instructor beach volley team which unfortunately you failed to do, but there is always learning in failure too!

Find out about the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Programme in Zambia by clicking here.

Richard Thompson
Head of Ndubaluba Outdoor Centre

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