Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition – Year 9/10

Duke Of Edinburgh – Bronze Expedition (07/07/17 – 09/07/17)



On Friday Morning, we travelled to Glenbrook in Derbyshire. Once we arrived, we setup our tents and familiarised ourself with our new surroundings. At 5pm we had to plan our route using a map, compass and a data sheet in preparation for our expedition walk the following day. Once we finished we had team races on the obstacle course which was located on site.


Saturday – the main bronze expedition walk. We loaded our rucksacks with lots of food and drinks to make sure that we were going to be well hydrated during the walk as it was a very hot day. The walk was 14km and we needed to keep our energy up for the trip. It was a long walk but we completed it in good time and even managed to do an extension to the route! Once we got back to the campsite we were exhausted and had to cook our own dinner on the trangia (cooker pot).


On the final day, students had their breakfast early and were later told to pack up their tent and equipment safely. Once this was completed students were ready to leave and the teachers checked everything to make sure the place was cleaned to a high standard – which it was. The minibus arrived and we made the journey back to Manchester.

Nabeel – Year 10

Mosaic Business Challenge

Mosaic business

30 Year 9 business pupils took part in the Mosaic Business Challenge, it is predicted that over 4,500 students will take part nationally this year, typically it is Year 10/11 pupils who take part due to the complexity of the challenge.

Pupils worked in small groups and they focused on ethical/ sustainable business decision-making and also took part in an online business challenge which involved designing and launching a new product.

The day was supported by Anne Earley (Mosaic), two business mentors provided by Mosaic and two volunteers from our Academy sponsors Laing O’Rourke. Pupils did fantastically well considering they have taken Business Studies for such a short period of Ame. Ellis O and Jessica W were selected as best business leaders on the day and both received Amazon vouchers as a reward.

A group of Year 9 Pupils have been invited to take part in the Regional finals at KPMG in Manchester, if they win this they could go on to compete in the National finals in London.

What the pupils said…

“I found the day very useful it helped me think about future career op8ons. The people who came were very nice and hopefully we can participate in an event like this again. I enjoyed working in teams with people I would not normally work with and I look forward to hearing the results of the event and hopefully we can go all the way and make our school proud.”

Jessica W

“It was good to work with people we would not normally work with and it was fun competing against other schools.”