100% completion rate in Gold DofE Expedition

Posted on September 25, 2018


Congratulations to all our many Sixth Formers who enjoyed a hugely successful four day and four night Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition in the Brecon Beacons during the July heatwave. This was the final assessment for 20 of them and training for one (due to a foot injury causing a missed training walk) and, despite the soaring temperatures, we are thrilled that they all completed and in such high spirits.

“They were all just brilliant,” said Dr Rudling, who accompanied them on the trip. “Some of the walking conditions were pretty tricky and we certainly covered many miles but their endless energy and enthusiasm meant they handled it all superbly. From the outset, it was evident that their extraordinarily positive outlooks and superb teamwork would help them overcome anything and there was never any doubt that they wouldn’t treat it as anything other than a walk in the park! It was a wonderfully memorable experience for everyone.”

The Duke of Edinburgh scheme has attracted an unprecedented uptake from our students recently and the school now has record numbers taking part in all three Bronze, Silver and Gold sections for the 2018/19 academic year.