Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition: This Weekend – 6 May 2011

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ROW YOUR BOAT_Matthew, my brother, canoed for his Gold Award in 2007.

Tomorrow morning, a number of my classmates, friends, and I set off on our practice Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award expedition. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (or DofE as it is known by participants) encourages hundreds of thousands of young people to get out and about every year. In addition to the main expedition, a Bronze Award participant also has to spend at least three months volunteering, at a value to society of £19 million a year. For my volunteering, I’m counting the fact I’m a Young Leader at a local Cub group.

Faced with a choice of walking or canoeing, I chose to go by water. In preparation for this weekend, myself, Jake, and Huw went to Maidenhead Sainsbury’s, food-shopping. The only problem was, as this film shows, that Jake is an incredibly fussy eater. Goodness knows how we’ll survive our DofE!

FOOD SHOPPING FOR DOFE_In Maidenhead Sainsbury’s yesterday evening.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a 20-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. A self-professed "lover of life", he enjoys a busy calendar of activities and engagements. With regular involvement in the Scout Association and his church, he was made Head Boy in his final year at school. After a gap-year spent as a Teaching Assistant at a local junior school, he is now half-way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he swims, reads, and enjoys writing about himself in the third-person.

2 Responses

  1. Jake Smith says:

    I am not incredibly fussy, there are many people much worse at eating than me