Yorkshire Dales DofE

I am currently working with a school group doing their Silver DofE award at Crossley Heath School. They planned their expedition in the Yorkshire Dales starting from Malham walking for three days camping in Knight Stainforth (North of Settle) and Ingleton. They finished their expedition in Horton in Ribblesdale.

There were three groups that did the expedition, 20 young people in total. England’s weather was typical for the time of year and was cold and wet! Although the groups had their moments of being grumpy and tired, they all finished their expeditions on a high, feeling a real …….

Norland School Pond

Hi my name is Catherine and I mainly work with secondary school students doing their DofE. One of my groups that are doing their DofE Award is volunteering at my local junior school in Norland. We go to the school and work in the school grounds in their wildlife area. So far we have cut back trees and helped to make the pond a safer area so that the children can go hunting for mini beasts in the Spring term.

The pond was 4ft deep and was potentially dangerous so our first task was to empty all of the water from the pond and half fill it with hard-core so that it was only 2ft deep. The girls got really into the work and enjoyed getting in the pond to empty the water, especially ……