The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award expedition goes ahead albeit with a few changes
The Duke of Edinburgh award ran slightly differently this year. Due to COVID restrictions unfortunately the girls were not allowed to camp overnight. However, this did not stop the whole year 9 cohort of 48 students completing their expedition. They spend an action-packed Friday on the school grounds pitching tents and cooking on the school field using the camping equipment. They studied maps and how to navigate and covered first aid as well as taking part in numerous other teamwork activities. On the following day they completed their 14km walk around the picturesque countryside of Hertfordshire. They set off from Burnham green, just north of Welwyn Garden City, and followed one of many circular routes over the course of 6 hours. The weather was looking daunting to start with, but the rain held off and the sun even made an appearance in the early afternoon. All students had a great day and worked brilliantly with their teams to keep moral up and navigate to the end.
Well done to everyone, and a special thank you to the wonderful staff who volunteered their time to help. DofE could not happen without their amazing support and time!