DofE Bronze Award

From 27-30 April 2017, 90 Bronze Awards participants went to the New Forest to practise their camping, navigation and teamwork skills.  They camped for 3 nights, cooked their meals on Trangias, took part in a teacher led training walk and then went out in their own groups on the Saturday.  This year’s groups were very good at navigation and were efficient in feeding themselves (although they have some way to go to catch up with last year’s variety of gourmet efforts!).  Next is the assessed expedition on the weekend of 13th May 2017.

The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award comprises four sections:

  • physical
  • skill
  • volunteering
  • the expedition

Overall the School has 90 bronze, 40 silver and 12 gold students taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. 

Click here to view the photos from the New Forest trip.

Here are some good reasons to get involved:

Because, from the first day to the last it’s a real adventure. 

Every section gives you something different - that's the fun of it! 

You’ll enjoy loads of new experiences, discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and meet loads of people just like you.  Plus you’ll do things you love and get a kick out of it!

Then there’s all the other stuff…

Achieving an award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.

You're getting recognised for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already).

You’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.

And above all, it's great fun - the question should really be why wouldn't you bother!

For further information, please visit the Duke of Edinburgh section.


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