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Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

Our Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh bronze award participants took part in their qualifying expedition this weekend at Waddecar campsite in Bleasdale, Lancashire.

The weekend involved our students completing a hike for 6 hours each day in the Bleasdale countryside, being self-sufficient throughout the weekend so carrying everything they needed in their rucksacks, cooking for themselves on gas camping stoves and pitching their own tents.

The weather was excellent and we were treated to an amazing sunset on the Saturday evening, after which our students sat around the campfire singing songs and toasting marshmallows.

On the Sunday, after their hike, students had the opportunity to visit Beacon Fell Country Park to spend some time exploring the nature trails and wooden sculptures there. The participants completed the expedition showing resilience and good humour, and we look forward to celebrating their success at the completion of their other sections for the award.