Bronze Duke of Edinburgh – Expedition 


July 2024

Dear Parent/Carer

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh – Expedition 

Your child has been undertaking their Skill, Practical and Volunteering section for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award since September and have already completed most of these. To now gain their Bronze Award they must complete the expedition section. The requirement for this is to complete 1 day of pre expedition training, 1 practice expedition and a 2 day assessed expedition, with a night of camping.

The assessed expedition will take place on Thursday 11th – Friday 12th July. This will involve 2 days of walking with one overnight camping. Students will need to be self-sufficient throughout this time and will need to carry food with them.

Equipment – students are more than welcome to use their own equipment whilst on expedition, however we have managed to acquire some expedition equipment which we are willing to loan out to students, this will be the students responsibility to ensure that the equipment comes back to us as it was given to them. If you require anything from the list attached please let us know and we will try to accommodate this. We have tents and cooking equipment which we will be providing to all groups.

This year we are running the assessed expedition locally to Leslie Sell Activity Centre, this will be at a cost of £15.00

Please complete the consent form and payment via ParentPay no later than 10th July to confirm your child’s place on the expedition.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me,

Emily Roberts

D of E Manager


Kit List Recommendations


Clothing Item Needed Available from school if needed
1 pair of walking boots (broken in)  
2 pairs of walking socks  
Jacket/Coat (waterproof and windproof)  
Waterproof over trousers  
2 fleece tops or similar  
2-3 T-shirts (thermal if weather appropriate)  
2 pairs of walking trousers – not jeans  
1 pair of shorts (if weather appropriate)  
Flip Flops/Sandals for camping (optional)  
Warm hat/sun hate – as appropriate  
1 pair of warm gloves (if weather appropriate)  



Personal Item Needed Available from school if needed
Rucksack Yes
Rucksack liner or 2 strong plastic bags  
Sleeping bag Yes
Sleeping mat Yes
Torch (handheld/head lamp and spare batteries)  
Personal first aid kit  
Food (including emergency rations)  
Water bottle  
Box of matches  
Wash kit/personal hygiene items  
Sun cream  
Small amount of money (optional)  
Notebook, pen/pencil  


Group Kit (to carry between team) Item Needed Available from school if needed
Tent(s) Yes
Camping stove (s) Yes
Camping stove fuel (in a safe container) Yes
Cooking pans Yes
Tin opener (if required)  
Tea Towels  
Plastic bags (for rubbish)  
Compass Available to purchase from school
Camera (optional)  
Survival bag Available to purchase from school