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Posted on 14 Jul 2022

Year 10 students tackle the Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award

DofE Copy of IMG 1587Two weeks ago Year 10 students tackled the expedition element of their Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Bronze Award.

We started to plan the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award (DofE) last year because we had to do six months of a particular physical activity and a particular skill of our choice, as well as volunteering a year beforehand; this looks outstanding on your CV.  A month before the expedition started, my group and I attended weekly sessions to learn how to navigate using a compass and a map. Prior to the journey, my group decided on a goal for the expedition and mapped our route for each day when travelling to Town Farm Campsite.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a fun, life-changing experience and it is a great opportunity to discover new interests and talents. Whilst participating in Duke of Edinburgh I built confidence, resilience, skills for work and friendship groups. Personally, my most enjoyable moment of DofE was looking down at the town from the steep mountain hills after walking over 30k steps on the first day.

If you are lucky enough to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award, you should definitely sign up!  A big thank you to Mr L Sanders, Ms L Hall, Mr K Pierre, Mr D Madden and Ms R Edwards for making this such an enjoyable experience. 

By Farha Uddin, Year 10

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