Record number embark on Duke of Edinburgh’s adventure
A record 50 students from The Radclyffe School are volunteering, taking on physical challenges, learning new skills and hiking through the Oldham countryside this term, to achieve their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Now in its fifth year, the award is proving increasingly popular. The award offers young people the chance to learn and develop their talents, contribute to their community and gain new experiences that many have never taken on before.
During the weekend of 23rd/24th April, the young people embarked on their first practice expedition, seventeen miles of walking around Saddleworth. The students camped overnight at the Moorlands campsite at Denshaw, a first experience ‘under canvas’ for many of them.
Over the past five years, more than 130 students at The Radclyffe School have achieved their Bronze Award. Four sections are involved; time spent volunteering, a physical activity, the development of a skill, whether new or existing, and the two-day expedition.
Taking their Bronze award through The Radclyffe School enabled the students to gain further skills, training for a first aid qualification delivered by St John Ambulance, as well as the Young Navigator Gold award teaching navigation skills.