Bingley Grammar School

DofE Training Expedition

Last week our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh students headed out on their training expedition.

Last week 38 Year 9 students took part in the DofE training for their Bronze award. The group walked from School to Ilkley & Addingham Moorside over the moor and back again with an overnight camp at Ghyll Beck Farm, Addingham.

Thankfully, like last year the weather was fine, if a little cold. All teams improved their level of competence with some excellent map reading skills shown and with some interesting meals cooked on their Trangia stoves on Thursday night. The pupils should be commended on their high level of map reading, organisation and general resilience (when the blisters and sore legs set in on Friday). We had one of the quickest tent deconstructions and prompt leaving of camp on day 2 ever!

All who complete the required skills, physical and volunteering sections and expedition challenge will gain a valuable qualification. The qualifying expedition will take place on Thursday 20th- Friday 21st of June.

Well done to all participants and thankyou to the staff who gave up their time to support the group.
Year 8 students will be invited to an assembly at the end of this school year to learn more about the DofE scheme. They will then be able to enroll in the Award from the start of September. The Award is open to all students and there is no selection process so why not get involved!

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