DofE June Expeditions
May and June have been extremely busy months for students involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award schemes. Year 9 students have had their Qualifying expeditions (split over two trips due to the vast numbers) and half of Year 10 have had their practice silver expedition, which due to covid, counted as their qualifying for Bronze.
294 students in total have completed a Bronze expedition which is great news. They have all had a mixture of sunshine and showers. The last expedition saw 90 Year 9’s out in the extreme heat. The staff ensured their safety by reducing loads, having plenty of water and taking breaks often.
The students are now ensuring that all their Volunteering, Physical and Skill sections are complete. They will all be presented with their awards in a celebration event to be confirmed a little later in the year.
Year 10 Silver Cotswolds and Year 12 Gold Lake District expeditions will be completed in July.
Many thanks to all the staff and parent volunteers who dedicate their time and effort in running a successful expedition, their time and expertise is immensely valuable. If you are interested in getting involved on a regular basis whether that be on expeditions check pointing, training up the groups with navigation or just helping at kit check ins after school please do contact Mrs Kirby, DofE Manager, to offer her your support at email@example.com .
If you have expedition kit that you no longer need and wish to donate it to the school for use in future expeditions please can you send it in with your child to M7. Any items that cannot be used will be donated to suitable charities.