Duke of Edinburgh: Bronze Expedition

Duke of Edinburgh: Bronze Expedition

45 Y12 students embarked on their 32K Duke of Edinburgh expedition on Saturday 21 June. Starting in the quaint village of Letty Green in Enfield, the 8 groups hiked through woodland and fields towards Tolmers Campsite where they would be staying for the night.

 Duke of Edinburgh Teams 2014

 Lucky No.7




 Heroes V2



 Roger Jammy Dodger Wavey Dave

As the evening wore on, the groups arrived at the campsite at staggared times, with the last group arriving at 8.20pm! (Groups were due back around 4.00pm.) The tents were put up quickly and the dinner eaten fast before the day light was lost. Then a few games of football and “Red Rover” were played to wind down before curfew at 11pm.

Day 2 started bright and early at 6am to give the students enough time to put down their tents and have some breakfast before walking at 8am. All the students are commended on their enthusiastic attitudes for the day as the weather was very hot and humid. All groups had arrived at the last checkpoint by 3.30pm, ready for the coach to take them home at 4pm.

Ex-Barnhill Duke of Edinburgh teacher, Ms Gillett was the DofE Assessor for the two days. She analysed how the groups worked as a team map reading, compass reading, cooking at the campsite, and pitching their tents. Thankfully, after a few helpful hints and tips from staff here and there, all students passed their expedition!

A big well done goes to all the students for their determination over both days. Also, a big thank you to all the staff who helped out over the weekend! 

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