Expedition leader Jo is school’s Duke of Edinburgh awards speaker

Jo Bradshaw

Outdoor Instructor, expedition leader and motivational speaker Jo Bradshaw, who has led 30 expeditions on Mount Kilimanjaro along with numerous other expeditions on foot, two wheels and horseback, most at high altitude, all around the world with both charity and private clients, was Oxted School’s guest at the presentation of Duke of Edinburgh Awards.


Jowho teaches and assesses the expedition element of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from Bronze through to Gold as well as leading many a challenge on bike and foot in the UK and Europe, was the 36th British woman to reach the summit of Everest- in May 2016.

She is now on route to complete seven world summits and continues to raise funds and awareness for children’s mental health charity Place2Be.

All got a mention in her inspirational talk at Oxted School where Lynn Banwell, Duke of Edinburgh manager handed out bronze and silver awards and acknowledged the gold accolades . She was assisted by Duke of Edinburgh award administrator Catherine Taylor.

Musical performances were given by Louis Hobson on piano and by a clarinet quintet.

Photo by kevin black shows award winning students with Jo Bradshaw and Catherine Taylor and Lynn Banwell.

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