DofE Bronze Expedition
On the Thursday and Friday before Easter, 45 brave students from Carisbrooke College and Medina College set off on their Duke of Edinburgh bronze expedition. The expedition was a two day adventure that required the students to navigate their way around the Isle of Wight using only a map and compass. Despite the rainy weather and strong winds, the students persevered and completed the expedition successfully.
On the first day, the students set off from the Island VI Form and headed out into the wilderness. They were immediately faced with strong winds and rain, but they remained determined and focused. The students used their navigational skills to find their way to the first checkpoint and were pleased to discover that they were having a good time. However,as they continued on their journey, the weather became even more challenging, and the students had to work harder to stay on course.
As the day progressed, the students faced several difficult obstacles. At one point, they even got a little lost, but they quickly regrouped and found their way back on track. Finally, after a long day, the students arrived at the camping site where they would spend the night. Despite the challenging conditions, the students were in high spirits, and they enjoyed a well deserved rest.
The second day of the expedition was no less challenging than the first. The students set off early in the morning and continued their journey around the island. The weather had improved slightly, but the students were once again battling strong winds. Even with the tricky weather conditions they were able to navigate their way to the finish line successfully.
Overall, the Duke of Edinburgh expedition was a fantastic experience for all involved. The students learned valuable skills such as navigation, teamwork, and perseverance. They also had the opportunity to challenge themselves physically and mentally and to experience the beauty and wonder of the great outdoors. We are incredibly proud of all the students who participated in this expedition, and we look forward to more adventures in the future.