Students train for Duke of Edinburgh Award

By Augusta Gilchrist, Block 4

During last weekend’s training for the Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition 29 students from Blocks 3 and 4 walked for five hours practising how to read maps, how to find our way to our destination and we also learnt how to help someone who is badly hurt if there is not teacher to help us. We cooked our own supper and camped out in the school grounds and discovered what we needed to eat to fully replenish us for our day’s activities. The experience helped us to understand not just the physical benefits of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, but taught us how to be part of a team and take part in something that helps people other than us. We had a fun and interesting time and we’re all excited about finishing the course and gaining more positive experiences. View photos.

Bedales School - DOE


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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