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DofE Bronze Expedition

34 students completed their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition over the May bank holiday. These students were split into six different teams and their objective was to navigate their way from Ashford through to Canterbury.

Once the assessors had given all of the teams their briefing for the weekend and kitted them up with their Trangia, tents and water it was time to set off at 11 am on Saturday morning. All six teams had mapped their route to take them West, through Ashford to reach Mystole Campsite.

With everyone setting off in high spirits, their objective was to reach their lunch checkpoint by 2 pm. All teams looked very hot and bothered when they arrived, so it was a welcome break for them to enjoy their lunch in the shade, under the high, green trees in the beautiful countryside that Kent has to offer.

On Sunday morning at 6 am, with the sun shining and birds singing, it was time to wake those who had slept in. With everyone up, dismantling their tents and making breakfast, it was 7.30 am by the time they all set off for their second day.

All teams made excellent progress through the day and were all in at their final checkpoint by 3 pm.

A fantastic and lovely weekend for the students to all pass their expedition. Furthermore, to top it off, Monday was a bank holiday with the day off school to rest their tired and blistered feet!

Mr Rowe

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.