Students sleep out for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

North Walsham High School Years 9 students took part in a sleep out as part of their Duke of Edinbur

North Walsham High School Years 9 students took part in a sleep out as part of their Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Picture: NORTH WALSHAM HIGH SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

Students from North Walsham High School have spend a night sleeping out on their school field while working towards their Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award.

North Walsham High School Years 9 students took part in a sleep out as part of their Duke of Edinbur

North Walsham High School Years 9 students took part in a sleep out as part of their Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Picture: NORTH WALSHAM HIGH SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

The sleep-out was part of three training days for the 91 Year 9s, which was followed by a unsupervised expedition to Bacton Woods.

During their preparation, the group learned skills and subjects including first aid, tents and rucksacks, expedition food and cooking safety and maps and writing route cards.

This is the first time the school has run the programme for an entire year group.

The students have also been working towards their award by volunteering within the community and gaining skills in their own time.


You may also want to watch:


A spokesman from the school said: 'We are so proud of our students and the journey they are travelling to gain their Bronze Award. The Duke of Edinburgh's scheme is fantastic for gaining new skills, confidence and aspirations.'

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter