Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award es un programa que prepara a los jóvenes para la vida y el trabajo.

No todo se aprende en clase. Los jóvenes necesitan disfrutar de experiencias en el exterior para hacer de ellos unos ciudadanos responsables, satisfechos y comprometidos con el mundo que les rodea.

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award es el mayor programa mundial disponible con actividades para todos los jóvenes de 14 a 24 años de edad. Prepara a la juventud para la vida, independientemente de los antecedentes, cultura, habilidades físicas, competencias e intereses particulares de cada uno. Inscribirse en este programa supone un reto personal y no una competición contra otros; impulsa a los más jóvenes a conocer sus límites personales y reconocer sus logros con consistencia.

Desde su puesta en marcha 60 años atrás, este programa ha inspirado a millones de jóvenes a cambiar sus vidas. A través de la educación no formal, dicho programa juega un papel crucial en el desarrollo personal de los jóvenes y lo puede hacer cualquiera que quiera enfrentarse a un reto y su edad esté comprendida entre los 14 y 24 años. Para más información consulte en este link www.intaward.org

Bronze Assessed Weekend in Castril  May 2018

Last May seventeen Year 10 KCM pupils passed their Bronze Assessed Expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Despite adverse weather conditions, arduous mountain climbs and a week of ‘End of Year’ exams, the 3 teams all showed just how resilient and positive they could be, impressing all the staff and volunteers with their smiles and good humour.

The day started on Friday with a three hour bus journey to the town of Castril, in Granada.  The pupils then set off on a 17 km walk, over steep hills and narrow paths, carrying rucksacks with all their supplies for the weekend.  They arrived at the campsite of El Cortijillo to set up tent, cook their dinner and finally rest.

Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny despite a warning of rainfall for 2pm.  The teams set off to walk the beautiful Cueva de la Osa trail, along the river Castril, then up over the looming Magdalena mountain.  At 3pm the sky turned from blue to black within minutes, a cool wind blew, then the heavens opened…to the biggest hailstones we have ever seen.  Where possible each group ran for cover. All three groups managed to get back to the campsite drenched and cold, but thankfully safe and unhurt – thanks to help and support from super Miss Wilson!

After 20 minutes of hail followed by heavy rain, the roads turned into torrents of water, mud started washing down the sides of the hills. Brian, Antony and Mark, our trusty volunteers, had returned to camp with the first group and then braved the adverse weather to offer much needed assistance to the other groups – carrying sodden rucksacks for the team and keeping their spirits high.

Hot showers and dry clothes were followed by a celebratory dinner in the campsite restaurant.  

Well done to all and many thanks to the teachers and volunteers for all their support in making the weekend such a success.

Mrs Bengtsson


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