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Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition

Last month our Duke of Edinburgh students completed their Bronze Expedition with the aim of improving their personal resilience and to learn more about the Environment. 

Upon arriving in Chipping and thankfully with the weather being dry the students were enthusiastic and eager to get going.  They trekked over the flooded fields, through fast running streams, across abandoned farmyards and passed a number of cows and sheep along the way. Some of the groups sped through the checkpoints while others got lost and had to find detours which we didn’t even know existed.

Despite all of this, the groups arrived at camp before 5pm and manged to set up their tents before the rain began, luckily, we did have some cover where the students cooked their noodles and some students even brought their own disposable barbecues. The following day the rain paused for us whilst we enjoyed some kayaking, although none ofthe students came out of the lake dry with some students also overcoming their fears which was fantastic to see.

Mrs Leach (Duke of Edinburgh Lead) quoted as saying:

“It was a successful few days with the students, they showed true resilience, teamwork skills, grit and determination which made us all so proud of them, they all achieved their expedition goals of improving their resilience and investigating the wildlife.  Thankyou to all the staff who supported the event, this really couldn’t happen without you all”

Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust
South Shore Academy
St Annes Road
Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 2AR