April 2018

1st April 2018

Students are continuing to make good progress towards achieving their Duke of Edinburgh bronze award later this year.

Jenna Hancock, a teacher at Three Bridges, said: “This is a very exciting curriculum development for us as the students are doing what any other students their age are doing – including experiencing their first overnight expedition and vocational opportunities as a result. “The value of achieving a Duke of Edinburgh Award cannot be underestimated and it supports the development of young people for future life and work.

“The personal and non-competitive nature of the DofE programme enables participants from different starting points to be equally proud of achieving their award based on their own personal challenge and journey. We are absolutely delighted to be taking part in this special award, and it is proof these young people can achieve whatever they put their minds to.”

The students have been following the bronze expedition training framework in the classroom, working in conjunction with Karin Saunders from Young People Cornwall, and have also been on many short local walks at Tehidy, Carn Brea, St Agnes and Hayle. They have developed their skills in first aid and emergency procedures, map reading, food technology, swimming and completed work-related learning as part of their volunteering section at a local farm. In June and July the students will be carrying out a practice and qualifying expedition, with the aim of inspiring their initiative and spirit of adventure.

Pictures by Colin Higgs