A Busy Term!
This Michaelmas Term has been a busy term for the many boys participating in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Two hundred and three boys successfully completed a challenging qualifying expedition.
The Gold D of E boys travelled to the Lake District to complete their award. They walked 45 miles, over four days, often in the cloud, and also completed a project on an aspect of the National Park.
Despite Storm Bronagh ensuring that the 60 boys undertaking their Silver expedition were well and truly tested, the teams pulled together and made their 30 miles routes across the Black Mountains look easy.
Over 100 Year 10 boys completed their Bronze expedition, in the Cotswolds. Each team had to be entirely self-sufficient, and worked together to navigate between checkpoints.
As well as the expeditions, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award requires each participant to learn a skill, participate in a physical activity and volunteer over several months, so for the many boys receiving their certificates this term, they really deserve it.