DofE Silver award expedition

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This Easter Weekend (25th - 27th March) saw 65 students and 8 staff take on an expedition through North Wales as part of their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. Trekking and camping for 3 days and 2 nights through sun, rain and showers presented the students with quite a challenge but the event was a huge success and spirits were high throughout.

Sir John Deane's has a thriving Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme led by DofE Marshall Richard Bailey. The Silver Award involves volunteering, a physical activity or skill and an expedition. For the expedition, students must camp overnight and carry all their provisions on both a practised and assessed hike. This part of the award is often the most fun and gives the students a great sense of achievement. "It's a great test of perserverance, hugely character-building" says Richard Bailey.

Click here to find out how our Gold Award students got on  when they met HRH Prince Phillip at thei presentation ceremony at St James' Palace.