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The Outdoor Education Programme

The Outdoor Education Programme at CEC offers all our pupils the opportunity to challenge themself physically whilst also learning new skills such as navigation, teamwork and leadership. We aim to provide the following opportunities to our pupils:

Year 7 – The Exe Valley Challenge, a TWT-run in the Summer Term each year

Year 8 – The Jurassic Coast Challenge, a TWT-run event in the Summer Term each year

Year 9 – The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which launches in the September of Year 9, runs throughout the year and culminates in the Expedition Section in the Summer Term.

Year 10/11 – The Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. We are happy to launch this to any pupils who hold the Bronze DofE Award so that they can begin completing their Volunteering, Physical and Skill Sections at CEC. However, in recent years there hasn’t been the interest to run a Silver Expedition so a number of our pupils have gone on to complete the Silver Award at their Further Education Provider once they leave CEC.

2022/2023 Programme

Exe Valley Challenge

Details TBC at the start of the Summer Term 2023.

Jurassic Coast Challenge 

Unfortunately we are unable to offer this to our Year 8 pupils this year.

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Latest DofE update video from Mr Milverton can be found here 

Woodbury Common Walk: Wednesday 29th March 2023

DofE Kit Meeting : Wednesday 10th May 3pm - 4pm

DofE Kit check Friday 12th May 3pm - 4pm

Practise Expedition: 13th/14th May 2023

Qualifying Expedition: 24th/25th May 2023

Please also see our Food Guide and Kit Guide which will form part of our Expedition preparations 

Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Unfortunately there was not enough interest from our Year 10s to run this during this academic year.