Fourteen intrepid Year 11 girls had only just returned to school after the summer break when they set off on Friday to take part in their three day practice Silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition. They camped for two nights and navigated a route covering fifty kilometres, experiencing temperatures exceeding 29 degrees, brambles, nettles, midges, marshes, a hundred acre wood, beaches, heath, blisters and the occasional creepy crawly (one group saw an adder!).

The temperature on the Saturday was so hot that they opted for a very early start on Sunday, their last day. So up bright and breezy at 6am and walking at 7am – a real achievement to decamp in one hour – meant that they could finish an hour earlier, which is very important when the temperatures were reaching 30 degrees.

Well done to Ailsa, Alice, Becky, Cara, Emily, Erica, Hannah, Katie, Laura, Natasha, Sophie, Sophie, Trixie and Yasi for being such good fun and coping with very hot conditions. I am looking forward to your final expedition in October half-term.
Thanks to Mr Johnston and Miss Mann. The teachers will be out again this weekend with our Year 10 Bronze group.

Mrs Grove