Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Final Expedition

This week, students undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award completed a two day final expedition.  

 

    

 

Duke of Edinburgh Award gives all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life and give them a better future.

 

Well done to our Duke of Edinburgh students!  The students had to walk for two days and camp for one night, this also involved cooking their own food to keep them going.  They had to carry heavy back packs with everything they needed for the two days, including food and their tents!This was very tiring!!

They walked in Ayot St Lawrence Hertfordshire following picture maps and stayed at Phasels Wood scout camp site in Hemel Hempstead.

On the second day the assessor made sure students followed the Duke of Edinburgh rules and read the maps independently.

Before this students also completed the sections described below:

Volunteering section: 3 months assisting year 7  & 8 pupils in PHSE lessons, being mentors and assisting the younger pupils with their work.  They also went to NAWT (National Animal Welfare Trust) in Watford and helped the staff their set up their Christmas Fair stalls, then clean up after the fair.

 

Physical section: 6 months doing a chosen sport in afterschool club on Thursday afternoons.

Skill section: 6 months learning cycling or scooter skills.  Hand signals, stopping safely and balance.

A big, big thank you to Miss O’Brien and Chris Steele for giving the students this opportunity.

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