DofE Final Expedition

Mr Biddlecombe, PE Teacher: On Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July twenty-four Year 9 and 10 DofE students took part in their final exhibition of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The students started the expedition from outside Ounsdale School and travelled by foot to the Kingswood Centre, near Albrighton.  The route was around 9.5 miles long.

The weather on the first day of walking was kind to the students, with hardly any rain.  This kept the students in a good mood and they walked so quickly that the first group reached camp at 2.15 pm, with the final group getting in a 3.15 pm. This was a great achievement by all.
Once the tents were set up, the smell of pasta filled the air as students refuelled ready for day two of walking. The night included a camp fire and time to relax, before heads down at 10 pm.

With an early sunrise all students were up and ready to go by 8.00am.  During day two students walked to the Paget Road Campus of the City of Wolverhampton College, which was around a 7.5 mile walk.  The morning started a bit cold and damp but soon turned into a beautiful day.  Everyone completed the journey by 1.45 pm.

Students will now complete a presentation to myself and Mr Harris about their experience of the expedition. The expedition section of the award will then be complete.