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October 30th, 2017

DofE Autumn Expeditions

DofE



During September and October, our Y9 and Y11 Duke of Edinburgh Students have completed their practice expeditions and qualifying expeditions for the bronze award. These each lasted 2 days and involved the students carrying all the equipment they needed, camping overnight and cooking their own meals.




The practice expeditions were an opportunity for them to try out the skills they had been learning in school e.g. map-reading and route planning, equipment selection and rucksack packing, putting up and taking down tents, food selection and cooking on stoves. They then had 2 weeks to reflect on how things had gone and make any changes or improve their skills ready for the qualifying expedition.






The qualifying expeditions took place in different locations, Hesley Wood at Chapeltown, Silverwood at Silkstone and Barn Farm in the Peak District. On each occasion, there were challenging weather conditions but the students all passed with flying colours. They have all produced entertaining video diaries of their experiences and should all be proud of their achievement. Well done to all involved.



School Calendar

  • Pop Choir
    November 14, 2018 @ 11:40 am - 12:10 pm

    Mr Nota & Miss Forshaw

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  • Musical Theatre Club
    November 14, 2018 @ 1:25 pm - 1:55 pm

    PAA

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  • Function Band
    November 14, 2018 @ 1:25 pm - 1:55 pm

    Mr Nota & Miss Forshaw

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  • Function Band
    November 14, 2018 @ 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

    Mr Nota & Miss Forshaw

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  • Football Fixtures (all years) times tbc
    November 14, 2018 @ 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

    Mr Iwaskow/Mr Baker/Mr Duckworth/Mr Orr

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  • Netball Fixtures @ RCS (all years) times tbc
    November 14, 2018 @ 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

    Mrs Hamshaw

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Reminder: Y9 Parents' Evening - Wednesday 28th November 2018 4pm – 7pm