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!