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18/07/18

Tomorrow our Meridian Cup winners South House will be enjoying their reward trip to Thorpe Park! All students need to arrive by 8:15am and bring suncream! https://t.co/rXYmYCnFJe

18/07/18

2 nights of the most wonderful performances by the cast of students from Meridian High and Fairchilds Primary. Thank you to all parents and carers who came to support our students and their amazing teachers!! Bravo Team!! https://t.co/aOdjPTkc2T

13/07/18

Retweeted From George Watson

Amazing day with sports day; now getting ready for the year 11 prom for this evening and deciding on my sessions for tomorrow.

13/07/18

Retweeted From Amy Anderson

So proud of South House Winners of the Meridian Cup! https://t.co/GqaknWMmDh

13/07/18

And the WINNERS of the 2017/2018 Meridian Cup are SOUTH HOUSE!!! All south house students will be attending a reward trip to Thorpe Park on Thursday!!!! https://t.co/G68uQaKDe6

13/07/18

Sports day winners!!! WEST HOUSE!!!! https://t.co/AVGdhPFjB6

13/07/18

Anticipation!!! Who will win?? https://t.co/wHJcflDoWv

13/07/18

North vs South teacher tug of war! https://t.co/Fknw5vAPcX

13/07/18

East vs West teacher Tug of War! https://t.co/4ER0es79ee

13/07/18

Year 10 girls 100m!! What a win for east!!! https://t.co/Uj19XiigkS

13/07/18

Year 9 girls 100m https://t.co/qNbPqGA0XW

13/07/18

Year 9 boys 100m!!! https://t.co/auTelQIqpA

13/07/18

Year 8 100m!!! https://t.co/H9M2NrQN5N

13/07/18

Year 8 100m!!! Close call!! https://t.co/7o8qSdbOsM

13/07/18

Great 400m win for west!!! https://t.co/VneYu8cmQI

13/07/18

East win!!!! https://t.co/9yYVnI04Tq

13/07/18

West win!!!! https://t.co/l9pcSTuZ1y

13/07/18

East win! https://t.co/QQGhzOplKj

13/07/18

South win!!! https://t.co/Xc7IfKNXWf

13/07/18

West win!! https://t.co/v013WgcyDZ

Posted on: 25/06/2017

DofE Practice Expedition

On the 24th-25th of June, seven year 9 pupils embarked on Meridian High School's first ever Duke of Edinburgh expedition, undertaking over 20 kilometres of self-guided and self-sufficient walking, camping and cooking over the course of the two days of the expedition.

The expedition started in Westerham and the girls found their first experience of navigating without having Mr Richardson to question about their possible location difficult to get used to and they found themselves a little bit lost, in and around Westerham before being joined by Miss Cloete and Miss Pearson who provided a bit of company and encouragement that got them off to a more positive start. 

As the first day went on they went from strength to strength; both navigating with more confidence as well as walking faster and gelling more as a team, with individuals beginning to grow into roles within the group, that helped them become a more cohesive unit, taking on the challenge of the expedition together in a very purposeful way.

Upon arrival at Downe Scout Camp Site, the girls quickly went about setting up their tents and cooking dinner as a group and not letting little things like not having a grater stop them, they instead mashed cheese with a grater and peeled it with Mr Richardson's vegetable peeler. A short campfire and a few 'smores' later and the girls tucked themselves in for well deserved rest.

The second day started with the group deciding to take a short cut, which didn't pay off, so after discussion and upon reflection, they went back to the start and walked the route as planned and despite blisters and sore shoulders all but one of them pressed on the end, successfully completing their practice expedition and ending near the King's Arms pub in Keston, where staff and parents proudly greeted them

They can be very proud of what they achieved and the mental as well as physical strength they showed in completing this challenge. 

The group will be completing their qualifying expedition in July, when they will joined by a group of six year 10's, who will be undertaking their practice expedition.

Mr Richardson would like to say a massive thank you to Miss Cloete and Miss Pearson for all of their help and support over the weekend.

Written by West House