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June 28th 2017

Success for DofE Girls

This term, Cobham Hall girls have been completing their expeditions for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  We’re thrilled to say that all girls taking part completed it successfully.

Seven girls from Years 10 and 12 took part in the Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition.  Following a training walk in January, and a practice walk in May, the girls passed their Qualifying Expedition in early June with flying colours.  The DofE Assessor said, “The team showed an effortless process from start to finish. They worked well together and showed competency in the key parts: navigation, camp craft and teamwork.”

As well as challenging themselves physically, the girls all learned more about themselves too, as Saskia, Year 12, explains, “All of that effort was worth it each day at the campsite. I have also learnt it ok to trust others decisions when deciding where to go.”

Congratulations to Rosie, Carla, Lillie, Saskia, Victoria, Emily and Vanessa!

Their success was followed later in the term when the majority of girls in Year 9, along with several from Year 10, successfully completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition.  Again, the DofE Assessor was complimentary, “It is always a pleasure working with Cobham Hall D of E groups as they are so well prepared.”

For some, it was their first time using the skills required, as Year 9’s Lila explains, “This has been a different experience as I have never had to do proper navigation using maps and compasses. I learned I have more stamina than I thought I did, and I definitely want to do the Silver Award.”

Congratulations to Mya, Aoife, Hannah, Lucy, Zara, Helena, Paige, Teshanne, Maia, Chioma, Lila, Mabel, Maisy, Alisha, Holly, Temilouwa, Amelia, Kimberley, Maria, Teloni, Anna, India, Lauren and Amrit!

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