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Expedition for D of E Students

DofE May 2017

With the dust now settled following a great Ten Tors event for the school, Falmouth School Outdoor Education department are now getting stuck into the Duke of Edinburgh expedition season which is in full swing. The school are planning to get 100 students to complete their practice and qualifying expeditions this summer. The students would have been very busy completing the three other sections of the award, with the expedition section the final activity before receiving their certificate and badge.

During half term Year 10 and 11 students completed their assessed Bronze Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) expedition over the weekend of 27–28 May. After weeks of planning and mapping out routes, the excited groups set off early on the Saturday morning. After being briefed by the assessor the three groups spent the day finding their way to their campsite, carrying all the equipment and food needed for the two days.

A Duke of Edinburgh's Award is so much more than a 'pat on the back' for completing a programme of activities. It is recognition of a young person’s successful journey of     self-discovery and development, renowned by employers and universities alike for the qualities young people have who've achieved a Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Mark Philpott Outdoor Education Lead commented;

“A Duke of Edinburgh Award speaks volumes about a student. It shows that they have drive, determination and leaderships skills, but also that they can work as a team and can make a difference to their community. We want all of our students to develop these positive characteristics which will help them to become valuable member of society when they leave school.”

The whole DofE experience will bring challenges, frustration, laughter and joy along the way, but by the end, you’ll have better team and leadership skills more confidence and a plenty of great memories!

Posted on: 6/06/17