Pupils prepare for Duke of Edinburgh Award

BEFORE the summer holiday, a group of students from the Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis carried out a practise expedition for their silver Duke of Edinburgh Award on The Purbecks.

The expedition included two nights camping and two days of walking approximately 17km per day. The routes they had chosen were challenging with breathtaking views, and they incorporated local places of interest including St Aldhelm’s Head.

Duke of Edinburgh Award co-ordinator, Mrs Vincent, said: “The students were a pleasure to take as they were enthusiastic, had lovely manners and were mutually supportive of their team mates. It was lovely watching them relax in each other’s company in the gorgeous summer evening without the distraction of phones and social media!

“Their navigation was spot on and they reached all checkpoints in good time. They will complete their final silver expedition in October and we hope many will continue to do gold next year.

“Well done to them. Also thank you so much for the constant support and presence of Gary Wells and Alan and Pat Goddard who give up their weekends to support the students.”

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