14 year 11 pupils took part in the D of E Bronze Award.

Pupils walked 14km each day and navigated around the Harborough area.

Day 1 they started off in  Hungarton making their way to the campsite in the Tilton area. When they got to the camp they certainly enjoyed a well-deserved rest once they had pitched tents, cooked tea for themselves and roasted marshmallows around the camp fire. Pupils slept well throughout the night and the weather was really good to us.

Day 2 Pupils started to make their way to Launde Abbey. Despite the rain, high winds, few tears and heavy load all Year 11 pupils supported each other to reach their final destination. It was a great success.

Thank you to Ms Pinel who gave up her weekend accompanying the students. She said “Students were amazing, they really embraced the walk especially in testing conditions and worked exceptionally well in their teams, supporting each other whilst also having fun.” A special thank you to Teej and his team of instructors from cogyouthservices.co.uk for leading all the groups.

It was an amazing experience and I learnt a lot! I think the most important thing was that I do have the ability to persevere when things get tough!”

‘Hard work but worth it!’

“I can see a lot of sheep!”

“It was a really good experience. I learnt some essential life-skills, particularly the ability to map-read.”


We will be launching the DofE Bronze Award to Year 9 & 10 pupils in the next couple of weeks. If you are interested please contact Ms Pinel.