Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

On Thursday the 26th of January to Friday the 27th of January 2017, the Greenfield Community School Duke of Edinburgh Candidates headed out on their Practice Adventurous Journey at Fossil Rock.


The candidates planned their route through a desert and rocky terrain in  groups, without any interference from others. They set off at a particular start point and follow their route cards which they planned and mapped from only specific coordinates. The candidates trekked and hiking a total of 22.3 kilometres over a 24 hour period.

This was  a rigorous and strenuous journey which brought all of their planning and collaboration skill to the test. The Adventurous Journey section encourages a sense of adventure whilst undertaking a team journey or expedition. All candidates completed this successfully and are now prepared for their Assessed Expedition.

Student Review: “The trip to fossil rock was a whole new experience for me. I have gone camping before but never with a bag to my back and through the desert. I learned useful techniques such as how to take a bearing and how to orientate my map. It was a great experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again”

Contributed by: Lubna Jiad

MYP Science Teacher

Greenfield Community School 


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