Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh

While most of you enjoyed a relaxing bank holiday weekend, 19 Duke of Edinburgh bronze students successfully completed their official Bronze Practice expedition.

Saturday saw them navigate from Bovisands along the coastal path towards Wembury. This proved to be very physically demanding with the sun shining and plenty of hills along the way. At camp, the students set up their tents and then we all sat down for dinner, cooked on the Trangias. A special thank you to Mr Cota for letting us use his farm!

Once the sun started to set, we embarked on a night walk around Dartmoor. When we reached the top of Western Beacon, what felt like a never ending hill, we all sat around in a circle while Mr Alcock told everyone a ghost story!

On day 2, the students started their walk from Bickleigh along the west Devon way towards Yelverton, where they stopped for a lunch break. Finally they finished their walk in a small village called Buckland Monachorum, where they were very happy to see the minibuses, which marked the end of their official Duke of Edinburgh Practice expedition.

All students were an absolute credit to themselves and should be really proud of what they have achieved on their DofE journey so far. A couple more navigational walks and then it’s on to the official Duke of Edinburgh assessment in 2 weekend’s time! Well done all.

Miss Symons
(Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Apprentice)