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Saturday 17th November 2018

Egglescliffe Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award students continued their exploration of the North Yorkshire and North East countryside this week to complete their second training walk of the season.

The day walk, part of the programme of training offered by the Bronze programme through the school, consisted of an 11km circular route beginning and ending at Guisborough Forest Walkway in Pinchinthorpe, taking in dramatic scenery from Roseberry Topping and the Hanging Stone in Hutton Low Cross forest.

The students stepped up to the challenge of walking their routes using just their route cards and a small section of their map; the aim of the activity was to help them recognise their over-reliance on the map, and to encourage them to use the descriptions of the route to make correct choices when navigating. Most students found this a useful and informative activity, saying they realised the benefits of planning correctly and effectively.

The weather was a tad chilly, but the views were glorious, and after a particularly steep slog up Roseberry Topping, all were blown away by their achievements and felt the climb had been worth it.

This is the second 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 they were also support by our wonderful volunteers, some of whom took and trained their own groups.

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 dofe.org

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

A selection of images from the Bronze Award Celebration Event can be found here.