Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award

“What a great term for our Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh students” writes Miss Challinor. “This term has been jam packed full of practice expeditions for both groups, as well as the final assessed expedition for the Bronze group.

The term started off with the Silver cohort heading up to the Peak District for their 1-night training session. The weather was gorgeous and the students managed to complete all their training before finishing off the trip with a make shift game of staff v students rounders.

The next week our Bronze group were out in Rivington for their practice expedition, in what can only be described as mini hurricane conditions. Students walked around the routes with staff members helping and guiding them so they were ready for their assessed expedition 2 weeks later in Northwich. This assessed expedition was a complete turnaround compared to the practice, with gorgeous weather conditions on the 2nd day making the whole experience more enjoyable for students and staff alike. Every member of our Bronze cohort who took part in the assessment passed with flying colours.

This last week of term ended with the Silver group completing their 2-night practice expedition in Buxton and Bakewell. Again, the weather here was gorgeous and the students absolutely smashed their walks.

The Bronze cohort now have to complete their eDofE sections in order to receive their certificates in October, and the Silver group have their final assessed expedition the very last week of the school year- plenty of time for them to continue to improve their map reading and navigational skills.

Well done to everyone that has taken part in the Duke of Edinburgh this year. You have all done exceptionally well and should be proud of yourselves. And a massive thank you to all 19 staff who have helped out over the course of the term, without you all the awards wouldn’t not be able to go ahead.”