20 July 2018
This has been another fantastic year for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, with 66 pupils from Year 10 participating in the Bronze Level of the programme, completing 2 expeditions, in The Forest of Bowland and The Cheshire Countryside. The pupils prepared themselves exceptionally in terms of fitness and training for the 2 day expeditions. All 66 passed the expedition element of the award scheme and are currently working towards completing their Physical, Skill and Volunteering sections before they can enrol onto the Silver Level of the Award Scheme.
The Silver Level Candidates have also completed 2 expeditions. The unusual hot weather made the walking conditions more difficult than was expected. Despite this the pupils were able to complete 30 miles over 3 days whilst carrying their tent, food supplies and their personal equipment. This was done for a Practice Expedition in the Pendle Hill area and then on their Qualifying Expedition in the Yorkshire region.