Duke Of Edinburgh Award At Stockport Academy


At Stockport Academy, we are so proud to be delivering the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme this year and for many more to come.

We hope to give our students an experience that they will remember for life and the opportunity to learn new skills and work as part of a team.

Our students are volunteering in the Community as part of their award and learning field skills towards undertaking their expedition later in the year, with a lot of fun thrown in. Please check out the blog below that our students are writing to keep a record of all the activities they get up to on their journey to achieving the Award.



Rivington Pike

Chris Prince / Categories: DofE

Rivington Pike

On Saturday the 2nd of February, our Duke of Edinburgh team went out on our first practice walk in preparation for our final expedition.

On the Friday before the walk, we split ourselves into three groups and planned our routes around Rivington Pike. Each team took a different route.

On the morning of our walk, we all met up at school dressed head-to-toe in our walking gear. We were then given our maps so that we could follow our chosen routes and look around for landmarks to ensure we were definitely going the right way. When we arrived at our starting point in Rivington, we soon realised it was going to be a lot harder (and a lot more fun!) than we thought, as everywhere we looked was completely covered in snow and ice.

On the way around, we practiced our orienteering skills and learned how to find exactly where we were on our maps. In our team, we were all given different landmarks on our map to spot along the way. There were some beautiful landscapes that we walked past and we all had lots of fun chanting and singing along the way. In total, we walked about 7.11 kilometres and every step was worth it!

-Amy Donkin, Year 10

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