Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions
Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator, Mr Kirsten, tells us all about the five ‘one day walks’ that took place with our DofE Silver Award Candidates over the half term break:
“For the first two walks, our students walked around the canal and cycle trails of South Manchester. We had great weather, with lots of mud, and the students showed just how fast they could walk on the flat.
The remaining three walks took place in the countryside, outside of Oldham and Rochdale, as well as Macclesfield. The students battled against the rain and wind to climb up to Blackstone edge for their toughest day. Particular mention needs to be made of one student, Frida, who led three groups single-handedly through low cloud, heavy rain and high winds. During the last day, the students breezed through and around Macclesfield Forest.
It was obvious to see the progress students made throughout the week and how easily they adapted to the change of environment.”
Our thanks go to Mr Kirsten and all of the Duke of Edinburgh team, including Ms DeMaine, Ms Wilson, Mr Appleton, Mr Sinnott and Mr Davis, for giving up their time over the half term break and ensuring that all of our Silver Award Candidates were able to fulfil the expedition part of the award. The DofE Award relies on the dedication of our staff and I am deeply appreciative of the work of the team led by Mr Kirsten.
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