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Half Term Gold and Silver DofE Assessments

3 Nov 22

Our DofE students were busy over the October half term break, working towards their gold and silver awards in various ways.   

Some of our Silver DofE students set off on their practice expedition, undertaking activities at the Harrold Odell Country park in Bedfordshire.  Carrying full kit and camping out for two nights and hiking for three days, the Year 11 students had to complete seven hours of daily planned activity, covering approximately 16km each day.  Weather conditions were good for the time of year but this didn’t prevent a few boots getting completely stuck in thick mud!  The practice expedition gave the students the opportunity to hone their skills ready to undertake the three day qualifying expedition next year.   

Meanwhile 20 students from Years 11 to 13 travelled to the Peak District National Park for their expeditions, with one Gold assessed group, two gold practice groups and one silver practice group.  After training days with their group supervisor they then took part in four day (Gold assessed group) and three day walking expeditions; carrying all their expedition equipment and camping out overnight.  Luckily apart from their final day on expedition where it poured down they enjoyed unseasonably warm, sunny weather.   

Well done to everyone that took part, congratulations on your awards, students listed below: 

Group 1 Gold Assessed: Year 13’s Lily, Sasha, Tilly and Ella 

Group 2 Gold Practice:  Year 12’s Abdulla, Ed, Izzie H, Izzie M and Jonny 

Group 3 Gold Practice:  Year 12’s Esmee, Chloe, James and Theo 

Group 4 Silver Practice: Year 11’s Charlotte, Florence, Hugh, Ollie B, Ollie J, Oscar W and Martha 

Group 5 Silver Practice: Year 11’s Will, Fred, Henry, Samson, Oscar H, Jack and Harrison

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