29 April 2022

Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

At the start of the Easter holidays an intrepid group of Year 11s travelled to the Peak District for their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award practice expedition.

The team left The Hill in snowy weather, only to find themselves in similar conditions at their destination.  With a large falling of snow in the Peak District, it was impossible to refrain from a friendly snow ball fight, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all during the introductory walk!

After the fun, the hard work began and throughout the expedition the pupils met with extreme weather conditions and difficult terrain.  Despite this, they showed remarkable resolve, the pupils bonded well as a team and both their camp-craft and navigations skills developed a great deal.  By the third and final day it was great to see them walking and navigating independently as well as setting a remarkable pace over the summits and ridges on route to the finish.

What a great effort by all!  With this experience under their belts the pupils are very much looking forward to their next adventure in the Brecon Beacons this summer.