Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Practice Walk – Whitsand Bay

Over the weekend, 27 Coombe Dean Bronze Duke of Edinburgh participants successfully completed their practice two day expedition. This involved walking to Whitsand Bay from Mount Edgcumbe, where we camped out for the night. The following day, the return journey was made. However, this was unsupervised with teams having to navigate for themselves.

All our students were a credit to themselves and the school in not only the way they acted and behaved but in the way they dealt with the combination of a heavy rucksack, hot weather and the one or two hills on the route!

The assessed expedition will be taking place in the next few weeks and I am sure they will do well.

A very big thank you to the following staff members who gladly gave up their weekend to help and without whom the DoE scheme within the school would not be able to operate: Mr Hughes, Miss Collings, Mrs Jacks, Mrs Payne & Archie.


S Payne

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