Year 11s Take On Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Year 11 girls walking in the spectacular Peak District

Adventure was in store for 20 Year 11s last weekend, as they went on an expedition for the Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The Peak District’s White Peak was the destination and the students were all set to tackle a 30-mile route in the popular National Park.

Most navigated the trail around Wetton and Dovedale well, reading the maps accurately and following the footpaths, with only one of the groups getting lost and needing help to get back on track.

The students camped on a very basic campsite for two nights and encountered some strong winds and a great deal of rain.

An early start on the last day saw students packing in the dark by torchlight and walking into the dawn across mist covered fields for an atmospheric experience to remember.


A team of Year 11 boys taking part in the two-day expedition

The picturesque Peak District village of Longnor, with its traditional market square and hall, was the final stop, where all groups celebrated their success.

Bridgnorth Endowed DofE Coordinator, Mr Mark Clayton, comments: “Despite the bad weather conditions, the students were in good spirits throughout the expedition. They did extremely well and left the campsite spotless.”

Bridgnorth Endowed School offers all three levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold.

The school is also a Directly Licensed Centre (DLC) and works with the Award Scheme to manage a highly-developed programme, which is supported by experienced staff.


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