This year, twenty-eight Year 9 students have taken up the challenge of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Students are working to complete sections in Volunteering, Physical Challenge and Skill. As well as this, our students have planned and undertaken two overnight expeditions. They have to plan and walk a route carrying all of their kit, with an overnight camp in between. Our practise expedition took place at the beginning of June in torrential rain; however, this didn’t dampen our students’ spirits and everyone made it to the finish in Broughton.
Our assessment expedition took place in the beautiful Langdale Valley in The Lake District in July. This time we camped for two nights and, again, our students didn’t let us down with their teamwork, determination and excellent behaviour. Well done to everyone who took part. I look forward to awarding as many of you as possible with your Bronze Awards next year.