Duke of Edinburgh Update
On Saturday 2nd February, our new Gold Group, made up of six very motivated Year 12 students, started to train and plan the expedition section of their award. Our trainer was very impressed by their ability to discuss route planning and other aspects of the expedition in a mature and thoughtful way. They will continue their training and complete their practice expedition in June in the Peak District. The Qualifying Expedition will take place in the Brecon Beacons in July. This is a worthwhile challenge and the award will stand out on personal statements for universities and CVs. I would like to wish good luck to: Caitlin Maciver, Daniel Rowe, Lucy Thompson, Justine House, Harry Cross and Arkadiusz Ochnio.
Bronze groups: Canoeing and Walking
I am very pleased with how the Bronze participants have started their award, many of them have almost completed their skills, volunteering and physical sections. Students are volunteering in after school clubs in and out of school and in charity shops, providing invaluable help and contributing to the community. Participants need also to learn a skill or do sport. Many clubs are organised in school to give them the opportunity to do so. A French club has started on Thursday evening for Year 10 as some participants wanted to learn more French. This is a great way to complete the skill section and improve their grades at the same time.
I would like to remind all participants that I am in C5 every Wednesday at lunchtime where I can answer any question or help with edofe.
Please note that due to the change of DofE programme, the training session for the Walking Expedition which was booked for 9th February has been cancelled.
Practice expedition: 11th and 12th May 2019
Assessed expedition: 12th and 13th July 2019
Practice expedition: 8th and 9th June 2019
Assessed expedition: 21st and 22nd June 2019