Duke of Edinburgh team set sail

This years Duke of Edinburgh team have set sail for the start of their Gold Award programme.

The group of eighteen departed Astral House this morning on a journey to France and Belgium for the first stage of their challenging, eighteen-month programme.

Head of Organisational Development Jo Mercer will be blogging key milestones as they occur.

Specially designed to coincide with the centenary of the First World War, the cross-channel expedition will take the group to the former battlefields of Ypres un belguim and conclude at a VINCI project in Dunkirk.