Duke of Edinburgh Students Strive for Bronze

Seven Year 11 students recently took part in a team walk as part of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. The walk, which started at Trinity School in Teignmouth, saw students navigating their way to Coombe Cellars with an overnight camping stay in Daccombe.

As part of their expedition, students were required to undertake a photography task, navigate their way successfully from one destination to another and camp overnight.

L-R Jacob Cates, Jacob Whittle, Mia Kenny, Gracie Jacobs, Isabelle Osborne, Libby Evans and Tessa Hanson
L-R Jacob Cates, Jacob Whittle, Mia Kenny, Gracie Jacobs, Isabelle Osborne, Libby Evans and Tessa Hanson


Congratulating students on their efforts and successful completion of tasks was Year 11 student team leader, Jacob Whittle: “The Duke of Edinburgh team is already strong; some of us have already completed Ten Tors together so we are all getting along. We can be jokey at times, but we are serious when we need to get the job done. These expeditions teach us great life skills such as communication, leadership and organisation. We are hoping to be awarded our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award in the near future and then we will hopefully move on to the silver award.”


College Duke of Edinburgh co-ordinator, Sam Groves, said of the students: “I am really impressed with the students and the great team work they have shown. I have no doubt this group of students will be awarded their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and the College wishes them all the best for their upcoming expeditions.”


These expeditions teach us great life skills such as communication, leadership and organisation. We are hoping to be awarded our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award in the near future and then we will hopefully move on to the silver award.

Year 11 student and Duke of Edinburgh walk leader, Jacob Whittle
Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School Devon 3
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