Year 10 pupils complete their Bronze DofE Qualifying Expedition walking from Graffam Water to Oundle

Congratulations to our Year 10 pupils who completed their Bronze Qualifying Expedition on Friday 30th September to Saturday 1st October.bronze-d-of-e

They walked approximately 32 km from Graffam Water north towards Oundle, staying at Little Gidding.

Each group had an ‘aim’, in addition to the physical challenge of carrying a pack weighing about 12kgs and the challenge of navigation. The aims included taking and then analysing water samples from the River Nene and finding out more about the history of Little Gidding.

A famous visitor to Little Gidding was T.S. Elliot, who named the forth of his Four Quartets after it. Here is a (somewhat) appropriate section from it!

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”

The D of E Award Scheme encourages many of the values and qualities Heritage School is seeking to nurture in its pupils. We think its brilliant and our pupils really enjoy it.