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Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award day walkSaturday 20thOctober 2018

Egglescliffe Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award students began their foray into the countryside of Redcar and Cleveland this week to complete their first training walk of the season.

The day walk, part of the programme of training offered by the Bronze programme through the school, consisted of a 11km circular route beginning and ending in Flatts Lane Country Park, and taking in the spectacular viewpoint at Eston Nab.

The route involved the students navigating and negotiating a range of terrains, including main roads, woodland, farmland and moors. The weather was a tad chilly, and pretty blustery up on the Nab, but the students successfully completed their training in orientating their maps, navigating using check off and catching features, and keeping to the timings on their route cards.

TThis is the first Bronze award day walk to take place this year, and students were lucky enough to be joined by some excellent staff volunteers in the shape of Miss Higgins, Mrs Wilson, Mr Small, Mr Wilkinson, Mrs Ward and Mr J Morrison. Not only that, but we also welcomed back some of our fantastic parent volunteers, some of whom have supported the programme since it began at the school three years ago.

All training walks are preparation for expeditions the students will complete in the North Yorkshire countryside in May and June 2019.

For more information about the DofE Award, please visit

If you'd like more information about DofE at Egglescliffe School, please contact Miss S Ghost.