Dear Parents

Further to the meeting I had with the DofE students at the end of last term, with myself and a member of the Suffolk DofE team, to discuss how the expedition phase of the award is completed.  I notified the students that an expedition had been arranged for the following dates;

Training weekend - 8th / 9th September

Practice weekend - 22nd / 23rd September

Qualifying weekend - 6th / 7th October

This is a 3 tiered expedition of which all 3 weekends need to be completed in order to comply with DofE expectations.

The expedition was open to all students, however Year 11 students took priority due to their study requirements. The remaining places were allocated on a first return basis of medical/parental consent forms.

This expedition is now full, however there will be further dates available in the spring.

I apologise for the short notice and timings of this expedition. This had to be arranged for this month in order for the year 11 students to complete this phase of the award and it not to encroach on their studies in this important exam year.

Please refer to the school website enrichment section - Duke of Edinburgh - for the kit list, information and student DofE login.

Kind regards

Mrs L Crawford

Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator