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Mr Gemmell
Duke of Edinburgh's
Award Coordinator

Manchester Academy

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DofE News

Silver Practice Expedition

Silver Practice Expedition

After a hard few weeks of planning, the silver DofE group finally got out on their practice expedition to the Lake District. The weather held off for the start as they set off in high spirits from Grisdale, named after the Viking words for ‘Valley of the Boars’.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Silver

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Silver

I wanted to give you another up-date about the Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Silver students. On Saturday, 21st April until Monday, 23rd April, the intrepid D of E-ers undertook their Silver main expedition in Ullswater in the Lake District, walking approx 60k over 3 days which was an amazing feat of endurance!

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Silver Expedition

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Silver Expedition

I just wanted to give you an update about the Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award team. The Year 11 students did fantastically well on the first weekend of the Easter holidays for their practice expedition, walking for 3 days and camping for 2 nights in EXTREMELY cold conditions in the Lake District.

Ghyll Head – Take Two!

Ghyll Head – Take Two!

The second training event of the calendar took place between Friday, 24th February until Sunday, 26th February, with the second Duke of Edinburgh group undertaking their training of map reading skills.

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award: Practice Expedition

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award: Practice Expedition

Congratulations to the dozen Year 11 students who took part in their Silver Practice expedition from Saturday, 9th April to Monday, 11th April, 2011.


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