Duke of Edinburgh

31 learners from years 9 & 10 took part in the Duke of Edinburgh award this year. This requires them to undertake a 3 or 6 month period of volunteering, developing a new skill and some form of fitness activity. They also have to complete a two day expedition which  involves planning and navigating a two day route, camping and cooking themselves a meal.

The final expedition – the learners successfully completed the challenging two day expedition, beginning at Belmont Reservoir and walking a circular route over two days and camping at Bibby’s Farm campsite near Chorley. This involved dealing with a mixture of terrain and weather and not to mention some great views from the top on ‘Great Hill’. There was more than one wrong turn over the two days but good team work and improved map reading skills helped them get back on track. There should be special acknowledgement for the impressive variety of evening meals prepared and cooked as well as the personal barriers some had to overcome to complete the event. One of which was carrying a bag that weighed the same as some of the learners themselves! We look forward to seeing their presentations in September and reading about their experiences. Well done!

 

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