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Duke of Edinburgh Award

A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end.  It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from.  You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.


Since February this year a group of year 9 students took on the challenge of their Bronze DofE. The group has been working through four individual sections to achieve their Award.


As part of their DofE the group had to complete a practice and qualifying expedition. This section is known for giving each participant some of your most memorable experiences, the memories of which will stay with you for life.


For their qualifying venture the group had to travel on foot for two days, with an over night camp, walking more than 13 kilometers per day. The expedition took place along the Gower area of Swansea.


The team had to carry everything they needed to survive the two days including food, clothes, tents, and sleeping bags. Their ruck sacks were heavy but the team endeavored to complete their challenge in high spirits, using team work, songs and on occasions Burps to help keep them giggling along the way.


During the two days the group had to display all their new expedition skills to their assessor who would decide if they were good enough to pass the section.


The team was successful and all passed, the two days culminated in a celebratory barbeque.


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