King's Worcester

30 June

Bronze DofE Expedition with a difference

At the weekend 70 Upper Remove pupils completed the Bronze Expedition section of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). Despite not being able to complete a normal Bronze Expedition, an imaginative programme of activities was created and organised by staff which challenged pupils on the school site and in the Worcestershire countryside. This gave participants the opportunity to meet the ‘20 Conditions’ of the Expedition Section, which have been modified during Covid-19 restrictions.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, is a scheme that aims to encourage younger people to take part in three areas, being sport, community service, and skill development. There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.

Pupils worked in their expedition groups throughout, just as normal DofE demonstrating initiative, problem-solving and perseverance. Activities included team-building, navigation, first aid, camp craft and successfully walking a planned route. A big thank you to Mrs Beard for tackling the logistical challenge and organising such a successful weekend.

Thank you to the staff involved for making this possible and well done to all pupils involved.