Week 1 (w/c 14th October 2019)

Duke of Edinburgh Award




What is it?

The Award is a qualification recognised by colleges, universities and employers. It consists of four sections, three of which must be completed for a duration of 3-6 months for Bronze and 6-12 months for Silver.

Skills: develop a practical skill in something new or something you already participate in (examples include religious studies, jewellery making, knitting, cookery)

Physical: improve in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities (examples include trampolining, football, kick boxing)

Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community (examples include charity shops, youth clubs, school library, prefects)

Expedition: planning, training  for and completion of an adventurous journey (includes practice walks, a practice 2 day expedition and a qualifying 2 day expedition for Bronze, 3 days for Silver)

Who can do it?

The Bronze Award is open to those in Years 9-11 and the Silver Award for those in Years 10-11. It is better to have completed Bronze before attempting Silver.

How do I get involved?

The club runs on a Monday after school from 3.15 to 4.15 in KG32. You need parental permission to take part and a £20 deposit. Speak to Mrs Bowden for further information.

Expedition Report 2017/18

The Bronze groups completed their qualifying expedition in the Coventry area. They camped at Rough Close having walked through the local countryside. Some good food was cooked by them at the campsite and they were very efficient at putting up their tents. There were some navigation errors but all completed their expedition successfully.

The Silver groups had a good first 2 days but day 3 was tough with the temperature rising to an almost unbearable height. However, they battled on and successfully arrived at the finish point unscathed but glad to have finished.

Day Walk Report 2019

18 walkers, 3 year 11 helpers and 3 staff went navigating around Shustoke/Whitacre Heath on Saturday March 2nd. This was a chance to practice navigation and experience the outdoors. The day was positive but navigation was definitely an issue. Hopefully this will be better on the practice expedition in April and they won’t get quite so lost!