Duke of Edinburgh
Everton Free School delivers the Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) Award to any student who wishes to get involved and work towards their bronze award.
Over 9 months, students take part in various activities which contribute towards them achieving the award; these include 30 hours of a skill, 30 hours volunteering and 60 hours physical activities. The final task is an expedition during which the students must navigate a 14 mile walk over two days. The students must carry all of their sleeping equipment including tent, sleeping mat, sleeping back, stove, food, toiletries and water.
The first part of the expedition is a practice where the students are given a small amount of assistance with regard to navigation and tent setup. The effort, resilience and commitment from the students was absolutely fantastic and they were a credit to themselves and the school.