Duke of Edinburgh Award challenge completed by Chipping Sodbury students

August 02 2016

A TEAM of students from Chipping Sodbury School completed an expedition as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award bronze challenge.

Michael Stanton, Isaac Cory, Tobie Parsons, Matt Day, Josh Lillywhite, with James Dibble sitting.

A TEAM of students from Chipping Sodbury School completed an expedition as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award bronze challenge.  
The year nine pupils walked for six hours a day to complete the exercise, following a planned route to checkpoints.
Qualifying expeditions for the award involve two days and one night, with the group camping for their overnight stop.
To complete the award, students also had to undertake a physical challenge, a volunteering placement and learn a new skill, ranging from cookery to dog training.
Some of the youngsters became more experienced with map reading and others said the challenge had increased their confidence.
A few of the students have also continued with their voluntary placements despite completing the award.