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Duke of Edinburgh candidates praised for hard work during testing term

Duke of Edinburgh candidates praised for hard work during testing term

Duke of Edinburgh pupils at Rydal Penrhos have been praised for their efforts as they strive to complete their respective levels.

A host of hard-working pupils are working towards either Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates, with most now in the final stages before submitting their efforts.

The Year 12 Gold teams are now looking forward to the next phase of their challenge, which will be a tough four days of their Practice Expedition during the first weekend back after the Easter break.

There has also been good progress from the Year 10 Silver candidates, who have shown themselves eager with their expedition skills, building on last year’s successes, and will continue their training throughout the summer term.

All 29 of the Year 9 Bronze participants have now completed most elements of their training and will undertake Practice Expeditions in early May.

However, Dr Jim Lewis, DofE co-ordinator at Rydal Penrhos, singled out the Year 11 Silver group for special praise.

He said: “This has been a very busy term for everyone involved in the DofE, with the weekly sessions at all three levels of the award continuing alongside navigation training days at weekends.

“My thanks to all staff involved, in particular Miss Freeman, Miss Margerison and Miss Jones for their invaluable support and enthusiasm.

“And finally, huge congratulations are due to the Year 11 Silvers, fresh back from the three days of their assessed expedition in the Clwydian Hills, during which they demonstrated admirable teamwork, camp craft and navigation skills to complete a demanding 45 kilometre upland trek.”

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