By: Blonde One
This speech day at the beginning of July it was awarded to two very deserving students. Moritz and Marlene, both boarding students from Germany, gave their time selflessly to help their younger peers participate in all aspects of Outdoor Education at Trinity. They assisted as Young Leaders with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Ten Tors challenge throughout the year. They gave advice on navigation, kit choices and use, fitness, and provided invaluable support to parents, staff and students. Despite not being able to participate in these events themselves (too old for Ten Tors and only in the country for 9 months) they gave 100% commitment.
Their commitment was not purely for the expeditions: they were both present at every kit check, helping me to ensure our teams were safe ‘on the hill’. At the end of expeditions when we returned to school exhausted (and mostly soaking wet), they did not immediately retreat to their boarding rooms but stayed behind to help store the kit so that it was kept in good condition for next time.
I am so grateful for their commitment and absolutely delighted that they are the first recipients of this trophy.