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Duke of Edinburgh Expedition


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme is a personal development program for 13 to 25 year olds. It began in 1956 and continues to grow in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. The award is designed to be enjoyable and rewarding while also promoting and developing a wealth of skills and attributes such as personal development, self-reliance, teamwork and leadership skills.


On 6th-7th May, 29 Year 9 students completed their Bronze DofE expedition in the Kinver area. The team needed to walk for 7 hours a day for 2 days and camp for 1 night to pass, having planned and navigated the routes and cooked their own meals. They had chosen the expedition aim to explore man's impact on the environment. They have also completed physical, volunteering and skills sections for their award prior to the expedition. While the previous weekend's silver expedition had been glorious sunshine, the weather for the bronze expedition was wet, and overcast. The team have done Ellowes school proud, demonstrating resilience, cheerfulness and courage in challenging conditions.


Miss Hatton and Mr Sheppard

Duke of Edinburgh Team


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