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D.of.E. Bronze Award

Key Principles:

  • Non-competitive
  • Achievable by all
  • Voluntary
  • Promote personal development
  • Achievement focused
  • Demand commitment
  • Enjoyable

Who's it for?

Anyone can take part in the Award regardless of ability as it should be a personal challenge.

Some common myths . . .
  • It only involves walking though muddy fields with a heavy rucksack on your back
  • It’s expensive

None of the above are true!

  • There is certainly occasions when students walk through muddy fields (if the weather has been wet) but the Expedition section is only one quarter of the Bronze Award.
  • We always attempt to keep costs down. For example, students are loaned tents, stoves and rucksacks for their expeditions. Potentially you could be looking at spending a few hundred pounds buying these items yourself.