Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Achieving your Award is an adventure from beginning to end and this section can give you some of your most memorable experiences!
There'll need to be between four and seven of you in an expedition team. With your team, you'll plan an aim for your expedition, decide on your location and do lots of fun training to make sure you're fully prepared and know what you're doing! Your Leader will arrange a Supervisor to work with your team to organise all of this and help you plan your expedition.
Once you've done the preparation the fun starts when you go out and do a practice and a qualifying expedition. Once you've completed your final expedition you'll give a presentation about your experiences and your achievements to your Supervisor, Assessor or another adult.
The whole experience will give you laughs, arguments, joy and frustration along the way. But, by the end, you'll have better team and leadership skills, not to mention bags more confidence and a rucksack full of great memories!
At Trinity we do four expeditions
|1 Day Practice||22 km / 14 miles||Vale of Belvoir|
|2 Day Walk (1 Night Camping) - Practice||30 km / 20 miles||Sherwood Forest|
|3 Day Walk (2 Nights Camping) - Practice||50 km / 30 miles||White Peak|
|3 Day Walk (2 Nights Camping) - Assessed||50 km / 30 miles||White Peak|
Get a feel for what's involved by checking out stories of previous expeditions:
- Two Day Expedition - April 2013
- Day Walk - March 2012
- Three Day Practice Walk - May 2011
- 12km Training Walk - April 2011
- Three Day Assessed Walk - July 2010
Pupils planning for their final two expeditions to achieve their Silver Award.
Some useful documents relating to expeditions:
- Kit List [27KB pdf]
- Blank Route Card [85KB Word doc]
- Sample Menu [50KB pdf]
- Menu Card [11KB Excel xls]
- Safety Card [28KB pdf]