Duke of Edinburgh update

17th July 2018

We’ve been busy with expeditions this term and have our first WKS Gold DofE Award group!

Both the Bronze and Gold teams have taken part in their expeditions in North Wales. This has tested their fitness, endurance and resilience through the challenges of walking, camping and working in a team. 

Pupils have planned their own routes and navigated these themselves around the Clwydian Range and Snowdonia. They’ve carried all of their own equipment, walked in tough weather conditions, pitched tents, cooked their own meals and showed good team work skills in supporting each other. 

The recent heat-wave in July meant that the expedition was even tougher, because of the climate and impact this has on energy levels and hydration. Both groups coped really well with this; remembering to drink plenty of water and apply sun cream. It also gave us the opportunity to wear funny hats and sunglasses to keep cool!

Both teams have made excellent progress this year! Pupils are also continuing to complete the sections of their award e.g. volunteering, physical and skill sections which need to be completed alongside their expeditions. Those who complete their Gold Award will get invited to St James’s palace, to receive their medal and certificate at the official award ceremony. 

We hope more pupils will join DofE next year! If you’re aged 14 or older and are interested in joining the adventure next year, speak to Mrs Draycott to find out more!