ELEVEN spastic participants of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme will take part in a 15-kilometre assessment journey to complete the requirements of the expeditions section for the Bronze Award on Friday and Saturday. The participants are from the J. F. Kennedy Centre. The journey, the highlight of an unprecedented expedition training course for the spastic, is jointly organised by the expeditions section panel of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme and the J. F. Kennedy Centre. The participants will start from Fung Yuen, Tai Po on Friday and go along the cycling path to the Tai Mei Tuk bus terminal. They will be driven to the Sheung Shui Rehabilitation Village where they will camp for a night. The next morning, they will start from Tsuen Lung Village, Tsuen Wan. The trip will end at Po Lo Dam of Shing Mun Reservoir. Throughout the journey, the participants will be accompanied by volunteers and supervised by assessors. The participants will be divided into groups of fives or sixes. The purpose of the journey is to experience life in the open country. All participants have received theoretical and practical training in expeditions skills. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme is an international programme aimed at providing healthy leisure activities for young people aged between 14 and 25. For more information, call Mr Ng Wai-ming or Ms Patricia Wong on 7283245.