Our Year 10 students have been hard at work today, trekking over the beautiful North York Moors with full kit and tents, for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition taking place this weekend. Stunning weather and views. Brilliant teamwork and camaraderie as ever.
Forty students have made the effort this year to prepare for this weekend, with many hours going into planning, preparing, completing eDofE research and evidence tasks online, as well as a practice expedition building up stamina.
Many, many thanks to colleagues at Guisborough Youth Service who run these opportunities for students, coming in for Enrichment after-school for training and support. Thank you too to Mrs Waites, who has done all the liaison, promotion and reminders at the academy end. Great picture here of Elaine and Pete Buckby, known to many former and current Bydales students of course.
We have over 70 students completing Duke of Edinburgh this year, over 25% of the eligible students, ie those in Years 9 and 10. We aim to expand to Years 9, 10 and 11 during 2016-2017. Phew!