The Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying Expedition 2019
The Duke of Edinburgh qualifying expedition took place on the 20th-21st June.
The students walked from School up through the St. Ives estate dropping back into Bingley, across the river and up along Shipley Glen before camping overnight at Sconce Scout campsite.
The following day the groups made their way eastwards before heading into Menston and Westwards to Ilkley Cow and Calf rocks for a well earned ice cream. The route involved some tricky navigation as well as a number of steep ascents and descents with heavy rucksacks. Well done to all students who completed this expedition.
The next stage for the participants is to get their volunteering, physical and skill sections signed off. Once all sections are complete they will receive their certificate and badge. This year our students have taken part in a wide variety of volunteering placements in the local community including giving up their spare time helping in local nursing homes, assisting with scout/guide groups and volunteering in local charity shops. Similarly to previous years students have improved their personal skills in areas such as cooking at home, learning new languages or musical instrument skills as well as art or photography pursuits. Students have also taken part in a wide variety of physical activities from football and netball to hill walking, rock climbing, park runs and dance classes.