In her role as the TAS Programme Leader for our DofE Award programme, Kirsty Swierkowski planned, organised and led another successful DofE expedition at the end of June. Kirsty was assisted by Andy Haines and volunteer assistant, Kayla Crossley, to support a group of five pupils in completing their DofE Bronze expedition. And, of course, this time Scout, our new therapy dog in training, came along too just to show everyone how it should be done!!
The Bronze Award expedition involves two days of walking while carrying full kit and one night of camping out in tents. The walk covers a total of 15km walking around the Pendle Hill area and everyone camped at The Clarion in Newchurch. It was a huge personal challenge for all the pupils and, at times, they found it extremely difficult but they supported each other throughout and all 5 successfully completed the expedition. Chelsea had never stayed away from home before and Ben finds walking long distances a challenge but Jack and Shannon proved to be excellent motivators and supported the others in completing this challenge.
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