Successful DofE expedition

After an early morning start, 21 students set off on a two day Bronze Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition. Using maps to plan our route and find our current location our group navigated a way across 9km of a variety of beautiful New Forest terrains and landscapes. After stopping for lunch with the surrounding horses we set off again to our final destination, the Pig Bush Campsite, where we set up our tents and used Trangia stoves to cook dinner. The next morning after cooking breakfast, packing up our kit and tents, our group set off on our 12km walk. This hike was more challenging, but with some excellent orientating we arrived at our destination early and played some charades while we waited for the minibuses to bring us back to school. Despite being tiring, overall it was a really successful few days, and we are raring to go for the real expedition later this term.

By Ellie Wraight and Godelieve de Bree, Block 4

Successful DofE expedition


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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