Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award - Practice Expedition to Peaks

By Graham Rayner, Assistant Principal, , 12 April 2016

The College D of E Gold Practice expedition has just returned from the Peak District and was remarkable for the fact that the rain actually let up for two days running! The participants enjoyed two acclimatisation days with the leaders (see pictures) before four days walking the routes they had planned and camping overnight. 

It was a very successful expedition where all of the teams learnt a lot about themselves, their navigation skills and their kit which will come in handy for the Qualifying Expedition in July when they will be assessed and hopefully pass!

The photos show Ellie Street, Olivia McKay and Rose Arbuthnot at Higher Shelf Stones and team Charlie exhibiting their culinary delights (L-R Niamh O’Hanlan, Jed Shaftain-Fenner, Adam Brassington and Keshav Pandya)