Eight students from Haygrove have been working towards their Bronze DofE Award through a new initiative supported by the Police, the School Liaison Officer and Young Somerset based at Kilve Court.
The Award has four sections, three of which were started before lockdown (Volunteering, Skill and Physical).
To complete their Expedition Section they joined with their peers who have been working on their Bronze Award through the school. 58 students in total took part, working in their separate Expedition Group Bubbles to complete a two day expedition over the Quantock Hills and Bridgwater and surrounding area, covering over 20 miles in two days. They each carried their expedition rucksack, navigated the planned route, used a compass, walked as a group and demonstrated their campcraft skills when back at school by erecting their tents and cooking a meal together.
The students learnt a great deal about themselves and their peers over the weekend as well as showing great resilience and determination. The challenge of the expedition is not just physical but emotional and mental and all students embraced the “spirit of the adventure” in true DofE style.
The students are now in the process of completing their other sections and will be awarded their full Bronze Duke of Edinburgh later on in the term at the schools presentation event.
Some of the featured images have been taken, and edited by students.