Welcome to Beaumont School Duke of Edinburgh's Award blog. Use this site for information regarding all things DofE at Beaumont including information regarding expeditions as well as opportunities within the School and in the local community to complete other sections of the award. Follow our progress and receive updates @BeaumontDofE

Monday, 6 March 2017

Bronze Practice Drop Off and Collection points

For the Bronze Practice, Saturday 28 April 2018, 8am, the drop off is the car park opposite the War Memorial near Potten End, just south of the National Trust Ashridge Estate and north of Berkhamsted Golf Course. Images from Google Maps and Google Street View are below.

The collection point on Sunday 29 April 2018 (roughly 3-4pm, but this depends on walking speeds and each group's progress - follow @BeaumontDofE on twitter for information on the day) is Dell Farm Centre, near Whipsnade Zoo. http://www.dellfarm.org/. Please note that each group will need to be debriefed by an assessor before leaving.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Expedition Presentation Evenings

Silver 7pm-8.30pm Monday 12th September 2016 School Hall
Gold 7pm-8.30pm Tuesday 20th September 2016 School Hall
provisional dates, will be confirmed asap.
Please keep the date, participants and parents.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Silver Practice Expedition 2016 Update

Please be at school at 6am on Friday 1 July. We will aim to leave soon after.

I have route cards from Lions, Leopards, Tigers, Jaguars.

Panthers - thanks for your photo of your route cards. Please can you bring in the originals on Monday so I can scan them for group leaders - URGENT.

I have map cases for Lions and Jaguars. All other map case need to be brought with you on Friday.

One more group needs a tent, Leopards girls. There is a blue 3 man tent in the maths foyer waiting for you.

You are expected to sort all your kit and food for the weekend. If there are any problems or questions, please ask.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Bronze Qualifying Lifts - NAMES

Mrs Brown - Tom B, Adam C, Archie L
Mrs Robinson - Ben R, Jonah H, Matt N, Georgia
Mrs Mason - Fraser, Zak, Matt L, Jimmy
Mrs Foster - Hannah H, Raya, Eleanor, Lois
Mrs Taylor - Phoebe
Mr Beton - Sam, James P., Jack F
Mr Biswas - Jamie, Rob C
Mr Light - Jonny
Mrs Clifford - Jess C, Ava, Anya
Mrs Hodgson - Saf, Jenny
Mrs Anders - Hannah H,Cat, Nina, Emily

PICK UP SATURDAY 18th JUNE roughly 4pm
Mrs Lloyd - Tom B, Adam, Archie
Mrs Howley - Ben R, Matt N, Jonah, Georgia
Mrs Lee - Fraser, Zak, Matt L, Jimmy
Mr Ripley - Lucy, Amalia, Gosia
Mrs Taylor - Phoebe
Mrs Light - Jonny
Mrs Campbell - Rob, Jamie
Mrs Fletcher - Jack, James P, Matt S, Sam
Mrs Hodgson - Hannah H,Cat, Nina, Emily
Mrs STapleton - Aaliyah
Mrs Clifford - Jess C, Ava, Anya
Mrs Davy - Saf, Jenny

All other students will be taken back to school in a minibus.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the parents who are helping to make the trip possible!

Bronze Qualifying Lifts PICK UP - Maps and Street View

Saturday 16 June 2018: Collection will be from the drive up to the Bridgwater Monument in Ashridge Estate. Timings will depend on walking speed, but usually teams finish between 3-4pm. ALL TEAMS WILL NEED A DEBRIEF FROM THEIR ASSESSOR BEFORE DEPARTING.

The drive up to the monument is very long and cars park all the way up, and as it is a Saturday afternoon it will be busy. We are planning on parking near the bottom of the drive, furthest away from the Café and Monument itself. However, please look out for the Beaumont minibuses as to where we are on the actual day. Last year we parked in the car park about half way up the drive on the left.

Please also note that mobile phone reception is very patchy in this area.

The nearest postcode is that for the National Trust café, HP4 1LX.

Bronze Qualifying Lifts DROP OFF - Maps and Street View

The drop off is at the car park for the Coombe Hill monument. The nearest postcode is HP17 0UR, which is on Lodge Hill. The car park is at the end of this lane before the sharp turn right.

turn off to Lodge Hill from Butler's Cross
Approach to car park

Friday, 22 April 2016


Updates for the expedition this weekend will be posted on Twitter https://twitter.com/BeaumontDofE including estimated times of finishing and returning to school on Sunday.