All Year 9 Arden Anglican School students attended an outdoor education camp at the Waterslea Camp of Youthworks Christian Outdoor Education, in September. Whilst school camps are always fun for students, this one had the important benefit of being directly related to the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program. Arden’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Coordinator, Mr Ian Ingpen, explained: “Arden has been involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for over 11 years and it is a key part of the Year 9 co-curricular program. All Year 9 students are encouraged to register with the program for the Bronze level of the Award and all Year 9 complete the Practice and Qualifying expeditions of the Adventurous Journey component of the Award during the Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh Camp”. Mr Ingpen reported that in 2018 12 students have completed and been awarded their Bronze Award. 11 students have been awarded their Silver Award; with another eight students currently progressing toward their Silver Award. Impressively, 17 current students are progressing toward their Gold Award, while one student, Lachlan Yeung (Year 12), has so far been awarded a Gold Award this year, in June.