DofE Qualifying Weekend
40 students took part in the recent DofE qualifying expedition
Last weekend’s DofE expedition was a great success. The weather Gods smiled on the students and they had excellent conditions on both days. Despite the expedition being modified due to Covid restrictions the students did have to walk about 30km across the two days as well put their own tents up and cook a “camp” meal. 31 of the 33 Bronze students successfully completed all elements of the expedition; all 6 of the Silver students successfully completed their practice expedition.
Rather than going slightly further afield this year's expedition took place in the local area, because students were not able to stay overnight. Both days participants walked from School, on one day walking out toward Longney and the other day out towards Elmore. Both days taking in the beautiful countryside that is just a stone's throw away from school, with stunning views over the River Severn and along the canal.
The Lead Instructor and one of the Directors of Ocean Rock Adventure, the company we use to run our expeditions, commented on how much she loves working with the school on our expeditions due to the lovely students and staff. She described them as "always a pleasure to work with and a credit to the school".