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Posted on: 10/07/2021

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards Expedition

Twenty-seven Year 10 students and eight Year 11 students completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July 2021.  Walking unaccompanied in groups of between four and seven participants, the students had to be entirely self-sufficient.  

The weather was kind some of the time, and all the groups successfully completed their two-day journey in the Surrey countryside, camping overnight on the top field at College.  Mr Cunningham our DofE Leader believes being right behind the ski centre counted as having alpine views!

The participants were assessed by instructors from School of Outdoors who were incredibly complimentary about our students.  Well done to all the students who took part, we are so proud of how all the groups conducted themselves and how hard they had worked to prepare and train in a very compressed timescale.  They have showed great determination and perseverance, demonstrated great teamwork and have had a memorable experience that they will be able to draw on when they face challenges in the future

Volunteering is a key part of the DofE programme because we know the impact it has both on a young person's life, and on the wider community. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, our students dedicated 182 hours to volunteering between April 2020 and March 2021, with a social value of £828.10.

 

 

School of Outdoors  https://www.schoolofoutdoors.uk/dofe 

Duke of Edinburgh Awards  https://www.dofe.org/https://www.dofe.org/https://www.dofe.org/

 

 

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