DofE Bronze Expedition June 2018

15th Jun 2018

DofE Bronze Expedition June 2018

DUKE OF EDINBURGH BRONZE PRACTICE EXPEDITION: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018

Recently a group of forty Year 10 students from The Blyth Academy completed their practice expedition which is helping them work towards achieving their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Awards. This expedition involved two days of walking with an overnight camp. The students were divided up into expedition teams and the groups had to follow a carefully pre-planned route following sections of Hadrian's Wall. They started out at Steel Rigg car park located close to the picturesque Sycamore Gap on the Saturday morning with the teams then making their own way on the 9 mile route along the Wall to Greencarts camp site near Chollerford. The route finished on the Sunday afternoon just outside Corbridge.

All of the students managed extremely well in the hot conditions and successfully gained new skills in preparation for their Bronze Qualifying expedition to be held in July along the Northumberland Coast. The next stage for each student is to ensure they have completed the other three sections of their Bronze DofE Award; Physical, Skill and Volunteering before the qualifying expedition. Successful completion of each of these three sections and successfully passing the Qualifying Expedition will ensure completion of the Bronze DofE Award.

This expedition was made possible by the recent Awards for All Grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

Please see the gallery of images below of photographs from the Bronze Practice Expedition.