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Bronze DofE Award
This June saw the conclusion of yet another successful Bronze DofE season for our Park School students. Since September, fifteen year 9s have been preparing for their Award, which cumulated with a two-day expedition on Dartmoor on the 3rd and 4th of the month.
In the run-up to their final expedition, our DofE candidates have been busily committed to a wide range of skills, physical activities, and community volunteering, which are significant components towards their DofE. Activities ranged from volunteering in local libraries, helping with clubs, assisting scout groups, cycling, running, cricket, musical instrument lessons, and more. All the while, they continued preparations for the expedition through local walks and a training weekend on Bodmin Moor.
For their practice expedition, the DofE students successfully navigated part of The Parrett Trail, camping at Martock. The weather was glorious sunshine, and all completed successfully. The Final took place on Exmoor, and despite the calendar reading early June the weather was very changeable. Students battled conditions that moved from glorious sunshine to deep fog and heavy rain and back again continually throughout the two days. Despite many tired feet, they pressed on and found their way from the village of Wootton Courtenay to Tarr Steps, with an overnight camp near Exford.
Completion of the DofE Award at any level is a considerable achievement. We are very proud of our students' accomplishments and look forward to seeing them given their Award at next Spring’s DofE Somerset Award Evening.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader
Released On 6th Jun 2019