Duke of Edinburgh’s Final Assessed Expedition

This summer the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Final Assessed Expedition took place in the Yorkshire Dales.

Six 6th form students travelled to the Dales on the 11th July for a 5 day expedition which would challenge and test them both physically and mentally.

The group were lucky to have mostly perfect weather, cloudy with sunny spells; a little too hot, on occasion, but no rain. The expedition was tough but the students enjoyed the relaxing time spent at camp every evening, after exhausting days walking the hills carrying heavy rucksacks for 8 hours. They only got lost once but then had to recover from the 10km detour!

Overall it was a very successful and enjoyable expedition for all concerned and for some, it was the biggest challenge they have had so far, so an excellent achievement.

The next step is to complete the rest of their activities so they can be presented with their Gold Award at one of the Royal Palaces. Very well done to all of the students who took part and showed determination and team spirit.