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Duke of Edinburgh

During March, a group of Year 9s (Bronze) and 10s (Silver) completed a practice expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh award. They walked over parts of Gloucestershire using the map skills they have learnt whilst in school.  After they cooked their dinners using camping equipment, they spent the night in tents that they themselves set up. Congratulations to those students for a successful practice ready for their qualifying expedition in May!  (scroll down for some photos)

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme is designed to develop character and employability skills outside the classroom, and to instil an appreciation of the natural world. The awards require students to engage in a physical activity, skilled activity and volunteering activity, as well as undertake a camping expedition, and runs at three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Brightstowe’s Bronze and Silver groups now just need to complete their volunteering and physical skills sections before they can receive their awards.

We are hoping to continue to grow our Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme over the coming years. If you would like to know more about how you can help or support us in this – with finance, time, donated equipment, or anything else, please contact enquiries@oasisbrightstowe.org

A map of their walking routes.....

Their view of the old bridge to Wales...

Group 1 of the year 9s walking along the beach .....

Group 2 of the year 9s walking (rolling!) down a hill .....

Camp Brightstowe!

Year 9 camp (near) and year 10 camp (far) ....

The camping equipment they used to cook their own dinners ....