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.
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.
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.