D of E Expeditions

Bronze, Silver and Gold D of E Expeditions

Westholme’s Year 10 pupils enjoyed their first Bronze DofE expedition in the Ribble Valley, this term.   Well done to the fifty seven girls who successfully completed the two-day expedition, taking everything in their stride, coping with heavy rucksacks, tricky navigation and for some, torrential rain.


Silver DofE expeditions have taken place, as usual, in the Forest of Bowland.   The participants coped well with their three-day expedition and were lucky enough to avoid the rain.   They were also complemented on their impeccable behaviour by the campsite owners.

In April, the expedition season began with two groups of sixth form girls visiting North Wales for their four-day Gold Practice expedition.   The participants enjoyed some warm, sunny weather but were also prepared for the occasional torrential downpours.