Chiswick School Duke of Edinburgh success

27 July, 2020 / by Matt Smith

Chiswick School has been celebrating after receiving the highest amount of Duke of Edinburgh awards in LB Hounslow.

The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) charity works with organisations across the UK to help young people gain essential skills, experience and confidence to successfully navigate adult life.

There are three progressive levels which, if successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Tweeting about the achievement, Chiswick School praised their ‘wonderful students’.

Image above: Chiswick School DofE students on their expedition last year

Practice makes perfect

Last year before the assessed expedition, prospective DofE-ers did a trial run in Richmond Park.

A total of 98 Year 10 students navigated around the park using planned routes and guidance from the park staff.

Students were then challenged to navigate by themselves and also built their own tents, learnt basic first aid and even cooked their own food using a traditional trangia camp stove.

Chiswick School said the students were ‘Fantastic in all aspects’.

Images above: students learn how to set up a tent, students walking around Richmond Park, students listening to an instructor

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