DofE Bronze Practice Expeditions
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bronze Practice Expeditions are fast approaching. I do hope that your son/daughter has passed on the information discussed in our recent meeting. Please find a copy of the presentation here for your reference in addition to the kit summary.
Group A: depart Sat 27 April, 9.00am – return Sun 28 April, 4.00pm
Group B: depart Sat 4 May, 9.00am – return Sun 5 May, 4.00pm
Please arrive at the Sports Hall for 9.00am to meet your instructor. The group and individual kit being borrowed will be handed out. Instructors and PC staff will spend time with you helping you to pack your bag.
There will be plenty of time to get things organised. Those borrowing rucksacks should please bring your personal equipment and food in waterproof bags, ready to be transferred into your rucksack.
Pupils will then head out on their routes, initially with direct supervision. Pupils will return on Sunday by 4.00pm although some groups may finish a little earlier.
You will need 1 breakfast, 1 evening meal, 2 lunches and snacks. In addition to the attachment, you might find the following link useful in helping you to make good decisions regarding kit: www.dofeshopping.org/expedition-kit.
Please note the school will not make claims for items such as laptops, PDAs, smartphones and cameras and other expensive personal possessions and other expensive personal possessions under the travel insurance as we wish to maintain our claim record. Parents should ensure that personal possessions are covered through their own insurance.
The use of mobile phones on the expedition is only permitted in case of an emergency. Phones will be sealed in a plastic bag for the duration of the trip. I am sure you will agree that this measure significantly adds to the sense of adventure and independence the expedition fosters. For news, updates will be provided via the @PC_Outdoors Twitter account.
As a final reminder, the Expedition Review and Qualifying Route Planning will take place on Sunday 12 May 2019:
- Group A: 9.00am - 12.00 noon
- Group B: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
We do hope this helps with your planning and very much look forward to the expeditions.
Head of Outdoor Education, DofE Manager
DofE Bronze Coordinator