With the Royal Family in the news it is a great time to reflect on a busy half-term for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The first two weekends of the term saw over fifty boys head to Dorney Scout Camp Site to train in the arts of navigation, campcraft and cooking. The first weekend saw some excellent weather and the boys responded well, learning how to plan a route, use the surroundings to help navigate a path and work together to get to the finish point. The second weekend brought non-stop rain which proved especially challenging in the ever popular night hike, but to their credit the boys kept their spirits up and finished the weekend well.
During the first weekend five boys and two girls joined the fun to help prepare for their Gold Practice Expedition in the Brecon Beacons. Last weekend they completed this gruelling part of the award, enjoying the Welsh countryside and really impressing their instructors.
With assessed Gold and Bronze expeditions to come in July, the DofE Award continues to thrive at school.
Finally, the DofE award was launched to Year 9s in assembly. Parents of boys interested in the award are warmly invited to an information evening on Wednesday 6th June at 18:30 in the main hall.
Mr G Abramson