Last month the Silver International Award Society, led by Mr Woodward with Mr Oldfield and Mr Bower, BSB Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Coordinators, organised their first cohort expedition of the school year.
From the 21st to the 23rd November, twelve Year 12 students took part in the 3 day, 2 night expedition in the Garraf mountains. They started day one in Cubelles and hiked through the Garraf mountains to the Foix reservoir, returning to the campsite in Vilanova.
On day two they took the train to Vilafranca and walked via the Olèrdola castle to the campsite.
On the third day they climbed up 500m to the Pla de Querol and finished in Castelldefels.
It was an exciting weekend with lots of fun and challenging activities. In addition to providing a fantastic outdoor experience, the Duke of Edinburgh’s program helps students get a sense of discipline and structure, and acquire many skills that are essential in life. It also helps them create a real bond with peers and even get inspiration into their chosen career path.
Just looking forward to the next one!
About the International Award in the BSB
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award which equips young people for life and work. The Award provides participants with skills and experiences that are consistently recognised by employers and educational institutions worldwide.
The British School of Barcelona is proud to deliver this Award to our students in Year 10 (Bronze) & Year 12 (Silver). Every year, more than 50 BSB students start their Award journey or continue to the next level.
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