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Dear Parent/Carer,

Year 9 students will be working towards their expedition section of their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze this term.

We have planned a single day practice hike for Friday 9th February where we will introduce students to map reading, orienteering and route planning skills. We feel this is best done out in the field rather than in a classroom.

Students need to arrive at school on the Friday morning for 8am prompt so that we can leave school by 8.30am. Students will need a nutritious packed lunch plus snacks and a minimum of 1 litre of water. Students need to wear appropriate clothing (see kit list attached and on the web site).  The kit list is mandatory and even if you feel some items are not necessary it is important that students have them. If you have any problems with the kit list please speak with your crew leader. A kit check will be done in crew session the day before the walk.

Students can be collected after the walk from school at 5pm. If there are any changes to the time will be posted on the school website.

Later in the year, there will be a practice expedition of 2 days & 1 night. Students will have previously planned and prepared their own route, menu and will carry all the equipment they need. Each crew will have a designated qualified expedition supervisor to train and supervise them. This process will be led and coordinated by Mrs Goddard.

For students to progress onto the assessed expedition weekend they must have completed their practice expedition and satisfy their expedition supervisor that they are competent to go onto the assessed expedition. This expedition is then assessed by an approved DofE assessor.

Kit lists and consent forms will be sent out shortly.

If you have any questions please look on the DofE section of the school website or contact Mrs Goddard. agoddard@xpschool.org

Here are the dates for your son’s/daughter’s expeditions::

Day practice walk:

All students: Friday 9th February 2018

Practice expedition weekends:

Bronte & Nightingale: 27th / 28th April 2018

Ennis Hill & Davison: 4th / 5th May 2018

Assessed expedition weekend:

Ennis Hill & Davison: 15th / 16th June 2018

Bronte & Nightingale: 22nd / 23rd June 2018

Please fill in the attached form and return to reception with the parental consent form by 26th January.

If you have any problems with the dates please let us know asap.

Many thanks,

Kate

XP DofE Manager

kapharri@xpschool.org

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Student Name: …………………………………………………………………………. / Crew: ……………………………………………………….

Day practice walk: will be able to / will not (delete as appropriate)

Practice expedition weekend:  will be able to / will not (delete as appropriate)

Assessed expedition weekend:  will be able to / will not (delete as appropriate)

Signed (Parent/carer) ……………………………………………………….

Date ………………………………………….

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