FSL activities in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme carry on throughout the year
Each Year group from 11 to 14 has 28 participants carrying out various tasks.
Pupils achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections: Expedition, Volunteering, Physical and Skill (five if they’re going for Gold). They’ll find themselves helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).
This year we did our usual Silver ventures into the Mourne Mountains that included climbing some peaks and not just trailing around the valleys! Pupils enjoyed the first experience of wild camping and certainly relished in the task of cooking their own group dinner on a stove!
At Easter we ventured into Scotland for our Gold practice exploring the area around the Lowther Hills which is both challenging and rather on the chilly side even at Easter! In June we set off on our annual expedition to the Lake District.