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Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition

 

DofE Bronze Jul 2017 (2)

Following on from a highly successful training expedition in Buckinghamshire in early June, sixteen year 10 students travelled to the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset for their assessment expedition on the 30th June to the 2nd July. 
 
We arrived just after 9.00pm on Friday 30th June. The students had planned two routes to cover approximately 32km. The students then completed two nights of camping and two days of walking in the Dorset countryside, including a walk along the World Heritage Jurassic coastline and exploring Fort Henry, the World War II bunker where Winston Churchill watched the rehearsals for the D-Day landings.
 
DofE Bronze Jul 2017 (10)
Fortunately, the weather was very kind to us with beautiful sunshine over both days. The camaraderie and teamwork within the group was outstanding with students epitomising the school values of self-belief, hard work and resilience. Students were constantly helping and motivating each other to complete both walks, especially when members of the group were finding it difficult. All students were a credit to the school and themselves throughout. 
 
All the students successfully completed the expedition section of their bronze award. 
 
My thanks to Mr Price, Miss Hoiberg and Mr Brandenburg for assisting in the expedition.  
 
Mr Gadd
Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator
 
Photos from the expedition can be viewed in our online gallery here.