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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Assessment

In the driest July in 40 years, seven Year 12 pupils completed their Gold DofE assessment expedition. They spent four days and three nights in remote country in the Lake District.

Countryside view with wall and style

Despite a hot and dry forecast, the group experienced a mix of weather, with beautiful sunshine, rain on two days, cloud, fog and poor visibility across the tops. They coped well with the challenging conditions and successfully navigated over the 800m peaks.

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Wild Camp

On the final night, the pupils had a wild camp at a height of around 450m. When the group arrived at the camp, visibility was so poor it was difficult to see beyond 20m. It cleared throughout the evening and the group were treated to a beautiful sunrise and wonderful morning in the mountains.

The pupils worked really well as a group and both the assessor, Mary, and Mr Miller were very impressed. They all successfully completed the expedition.

Completing Gold

The group now have to submit a presentation on their expedition to compete the section. The group are also busy finishing their other sections: volunteering, skill, physical and residential.

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If you want to take part in Gold DofE you need to have completed your Silver DofE by the January of Year 12 at the latest.

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