PAS Bronze Expedition

26 January 2005
On 26th November 2004, 43 students and 3 teachers set out with much excitement for the President’s Award Scheme Bronze expedition; a two-night trip to Machakos. On the bus, we passed the time by socializing and singing together. We arrived at our first campsite, The Machakos Institute for the Blind, at about 11 o’clock and split into our previously decided groups. Each group was assigned an area of the field, and all four groups began setting up camp, starting a fire and cooking dinner. On an expedition, no aids of modern living, such as canned or instant food, are allowed, so we had to make wholesome food over the fire. After dinner, most people started turning in for the night, but some had the duty to stay up and keep watch over the camp and keep the fire burning all night. These duties were carried out in shifts to allow all the group members to sleep; during the expedition, students would come to cherish sleep as if it were a stolen treasure.