Gold Duke of Edinburgh

Five Sixth Form students undertook an arduous practice expedition for their Gold DofE during the Easter holidays.

The weather started cold, but remained dry and by the end of the week, it was too hot for carrying big rucksacks and walking 20km per day in the mountains of Snowdonia.

All the girls showed great resilience as they continued to put one foot in front of the other, even when very tired, or aching, or feeling like the walk would never end.

They worked really well together as a team, with each person contributing to navigation, cooking, campcraft and keeping morale high.  They found that laughing when things get tough is a great way to get through them and I commend them for their efforts and hard work.

The highlight of the expedition was wild camping in beautiful scenery with just horses and sheep for company. Well done to all of the students!