Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Students Prepare For Their Expedition
Over the last few weeks, 33 of our Year 10 and Year 11 students have been attending training at the Academy on a range of skills to prepare them for their upcoming expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Bronze Award. They have been practicing their tenting skills as well as learning about camping stove safety, navigation and route planning. With just over a week to go before the expedition, they will be planning meals for the 2 days and 1 night of camping in Lea Marston, as well as practicing first aid and developing an understanding of risks and hazards in the countryside.
The expedition section is the highlight of the award scheme for many and we are delighted to be able to offer this to our students who have shown commitment and dedication to completing each section of the award (physical, skill and volunteering) before and during the summer break. After half term, we will be recruiting the next group of DofE participants from Year 9 and Year 10, and we look forward to supporting them in their activities and their journey through the award scheme.