We are pleased to offer a fantastic opportunity to students in the form of the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. The qualification is all about students going the extra mile, gaining new skills, pushing themselves physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time they will make new friendships and gather experiences and memories that will last a life time. A letter is available here with more information and there is also a consent form to be filled out for those wanting to take part.
48 students took part in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh qualifying expedition around Ullswater. Students walked in small groups carrying heavy packs containing all of their food and camping equipment needed to be totally self-sufficient for 2 days on the fell. The sun shone as promised though the temperature did drop to -2 overnight which made for a chilly camp. Students successfully navigated themselves to the finish point at Glenridding and were able to indulge in a well-earned ice cream.
More than 50 Bronze D of E students attended after-school training where they honed their skills of plotting a route, estimating distances and walking times, and taking bearings. By the end of the session they had worked in their teams to plan their expedition route as well as producing maps and route cards. Excitement is building for their expedition in May!
For all those interested in taking part in the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme this year, a letter has been issued with key information about the areas involved. You can view the letter here.
As part of the upcoming Duke of Edinburgh expedition in September, parents/guardians of students taking part are required to complete a Foreign and Adventurous Parent Consent/Indemnity form - access the form by clicking here.
For those who have expressed an interest in taking part in the Silver Duke of Edinburgh, a letter is available offering more information on taking part. Please click here to see the letter.
For those considering or currently taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh programme at UCC, you can see a full list of programme ideas here.
The time is rapidly approaching for the practice and qualifying expeditions! Full information can be found on the letter here.