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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a non-competitive, internationally recognized program designed to encourage young people to develop positive skills and lifestyle habits.  To enrich the education offered, we have introduced the program to some of our students.

During the Spring term, the students undertaking the award, practice the key skills they need when completing their expeditions in May and June.  Each week they practice putting up tents, packing them away, setting up roll mats and sleeping bags and cooking pasta on outdoor stoves.

The students also practice walks to Richmond Park where they follow photo maps and worked as a team. At the end of the Spring term, students stay over at school, cooking their own dinner and camping in the hall. In the morning they pack up the tents and walked to Barnes Common.

They are preparing for their overnight expedition in Dorking on a real camp site in June when they will be fully assessed for their Bronze Awards.

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