CEC Students Undertake First DofE Expedition of the Year

This weekend (25th October) twelve CEC students completed their bronze assessed and silver practice expeditions for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. 

On the first day, students spent seven hours completing their planned walks and activities.  At the end they cooked a substantial meal which saw lots of pasta and noodle dishes.  Students successfully followed their routes and stuck to their times at the checkpoints. 

Students walked across the island from Carisbrooke Castle and Chine Farm, ending in Yarmouth to cook their day two meals. These meals saw more variety, with burgers, spaghetti and some rice concoctions.  There was one route deviation at Freshwater golf course but this did not impact on the finishing time and scheduled routes. 

We are very proud of the students involved and their impressive resilience during these walks as many of them had not walked with a full kit for seven hours for the previous 18 months.  It was very endearing to see the students supporting and helping each other so that everyone completed. 

Recruitment is still open for Bronze Duke of Edinburgh for current year 9 students and Silver for current year 10 students.  Please email [email protected] for more information or look on the Duke of Edinburgh section of our website.