Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

Miss Challinor writes:

“On Wednesday Mr Gubbins and I took 11 Year 9 pupils on an additional Duke of Edinburgh expedition starting at Jumbles reservoir, heading up through Turton and Edgworth. The weather was perfect for the students to really show us their navigation skills, ensuring that they were able to pass their Bronze award.

All students were on top form, with very few navigational mistakes being made on the day, reinforcing their determination to pass the award. Both groups met half way round the route to enjoy some lunch together, looking out over the Wayoh Reservoir, showing us how well the students were able to get along and work together as a team – a vital part of the Duke of Edinburgh award.

Mr Gubbins and I were also able to discuss the students progress and both came to the conclusion that all 11 students completing the reassessment were able to pass the navigational section of the award with flying colours.

These 11 students, along with the rest of the bronze cohort, are now required to complete their eDofE online sections so they will be able to attend the award ceremony in September and receive their badge and certificate.

A lovely way to end this year’s Bronze Duke of Edinburgh season. Mr Gubbins and I would like to thank all the staff who have volunteered this year, and want to say a huge well done to all the students that have taken part.”