D of E
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a nationally recognised scheme that encourages young people to achieve in four identified areas: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition, developing skills such as perseverance, team work and helping others as well as promoting physical activity and enjoyment of the world outdoors.
Learners select their own challenges and are involved in the planning of them. Activities can be undertaken in or out of school hours. Students keep an activity log of the hours spent participating in each of the four areas. Learners in Post Bridge College work towards their Bronze Award.
Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge
The Ten Tors Challenge takes place every year on Dartmoor on the weekend following the May Bank Holiday. Training for the event is the responsibility of the participating groups and starts well in advance of the big event.
The events starts and finishes at Okehampton Camp, and is organised by the Army’s Headquarters South West, with support from the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, as well as civilian emergency services and volunteers. It consists of two challenges, the Ten Tors Challenge and the Jubilee Challenge.
The Jubilee Challenge is designed for young people aged 14-21 with a range of challenging conditions, who complete one of several routes according to their abilities.
Cann Bridge has supported a team of young people to take part in the Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge for several years. Students take part in an overnight stay at Base Camp, followed by a very early start and an eight mile walk across the moor on the Saturday.
Several of our students have had the chance to complete the course more than once, and received special medals in honour of their achievements.
Our students are supported every year by staff and those with links to the school, who volunteer their time to take part in this very special event. Students taking part also get the opportunity to do practice walks in readiness for the big day. This includes walking whatever the weather, understanding the need for the correct equipment and building stamina. We couldn’t be more proud of our young teams and the staff and volunteers who make this amazing opportunity possible.