Year 10 students braved the great British weather this weekend for their The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bronze expedition.
The weekend kicked off on Friday when the three groups set off from school on their first day 6 hour journey. The groups walked on a circular walk back to school and navigated themselves through West and East Hagbourne using the footpaths in the surrounding fields.
After returning to school, they proceeded to cook their dinners on a stove and set up some tents.
They then prepared themselves for the second day's walk, which took them through Harwell, Upton and finished off in East Hagbourne.
Mr Hayden, our DofE Manager said, “All of the students taking part did so well to complete their expedition section in some very challenging weather. It was great to see all the students work well in their groups and develop different skills over the expedition. Well done everyone.”
The Bronze award is a minimum of a six month commitment in which the students need to complete activities under the headings of Skill, Physical and Volunteering.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a fantastic opportunity for students and gives them the chance to do something completely new and improve on things they are already doing. It takes them out of their comfort zone and into a place where they will push themselves and have amazing new experiences. They build confidence, resilience, skills for work and new friendship groups. Colleges, universities and employers regard The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award highly.