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Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Weekend

Our Duke of Edinburgh group is busy again with Tree (year 10) and Rebecca (year 9) recently joining Fort Pitt students in a cross Trust event to complete their practice expedition in preparation for their assessed expedition in June.


They made friends easily and were superstars through the weekend overcoming challenges which included working with strangers, navigation, food preparation and set up of a safe campsite.


Over Saturday and Sunday the girls walked 35 km though the Kent countryside south of Sittingbourne and returned to base camp with smiles on their faces and ready for a warm meal and a good night’s sleep.


Mrs McEwen accompanied the girls gaining valuable experience which will help further develop the Duke Of Edinburgh programme here at Thomas Aveling as she prepares to take on a new cohort in September for their DofE Bronze challenge.