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Duke of Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce the commencement of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award for Year 9 and 10 students in September 2022. Across the two year groups, students are engaged in volunteering, physical and skill development with the completion of an expedition in July 2023. 


Over 130 students are participating in the award with a wide range of activities including dancing at a National level, sign language, cooking, sports coaching and volunteering positions within the school. 

Students worked together to select their groups and from January 2023, the groups will be training together to prepare for their expedition. We are very proud to have organised a DofE expedition week between the dates of the 10th and 16th of July.  Further details regarding the expedition will be provided after Easter. 

The training  for the expedition involves learning and practising all of the necessary skills including:

  • Expedition confidence including bag packing and menu planning
  • Map and compass proficiency
  • Campcraft i.e. tent building and cooking
  • First aid and emergency procedures including the countryside code
  • A practice expedition

Each week, the students have either a session delivered to the whole year group, their expedition group or the opportunity to work together to complete a task e.g. their route cards. Please see the attachment below to find the training programme for each of the groups. 

For any students who do not know their group number, please contact

Training Plans - Google Sheet