Year 9 all set out on Thursday from the College on their practice Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions, putting into practice the skills learned during the year on maps, compasses and navigation. They set up camp overnight at three locations, including some returning to familiar ground at Brandeston Hall.
The conditions were ideal for walking with a cool breeze, the rain holding off under cloudy skies, and a little sunshine too. All groups navigated their way back to the College successfully on Friday to complete their practice expeditions, and they will now plan their route cards for their qualifying expeditions in September, building on their experiences.
During Year 10 they will be able to complete activities towards their volunteering, physical and skills to gain a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Those wishing to continue further have the opportunity to go on to Silver and Gold in Year 11 and the Sixth Form.