By Graham Rayner, Assistant Principal, 15 July 2015
19 students successfully completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition at the end of the summer term. They had braved exceptionally torrential conditions for their practice expedition in Spring and were rewarded by glorious Yorkshire sunshine for most of the qualifying expedition where they walked more than 80 km over four days, carrying their food, stoves, equipment and tents. Aroobah Hussain, 17, of the “Scrambled Legs” team said, “It is the hardest thing I have ever done but I am so glad that I didn’t give up. We had a great team and the banter kept us going. You never think the hills are going to be as big as they actually are!” Students now have to complete the Physical, Residential, Volunteering and Skill sections in order to finish the whole Gold Award.