Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition

Posted: 19th May 2022

An exciting adventure

Senior School students from Years 9, 10 and IB1 completed their initial Duke of Edinburgh expedition training this weekend, in anticipation of achieving their Bronze Award.

They learned vital life skills such as cooking on a camping stove, map reading and outdoor safety, before completing a 6-hour walk in the countryside, which they navigated by themselves.

Best private school Penarth

Starting their 6 hour hike

Independent school Wales

Exploring the landscape

An outstanding award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme is a youth-led programme established in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, that has since expanded to 144 nations.

The scheme aims to empower young people, supporting them as they learn new skills, overcome obstacles, and build confidence and resilience.

Duke of Edinburgh bronze award private school Wales

Learning to cook on a camping stove

Duke of Edinburgh independent school Penarth

Cooking as a team

Vital skills

The knowledge, hands-on experience and skills developed during each element of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme helps students to develop into future ready leaders, which strongly aligns with the ethos and aims of Westbourne School.

We encourage all of our students to pursue extra-curricular activities, clubs and sports in and outside of school to enhance their education further and support their overall wellbeing and development.

Top IB school Penarth

A fun-filled outdoor expedition

Leading prep and secondary school Wales

Testing their navigation skills

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