Image Gallery

Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition May 2014

Fifty four Y10 students completed a successful Duke of Edinburgh Bronze practice expedition on 10th-11th May 2014. Starting in the drizzling rain at Keston Ponds car park early on Saturday morning, the teams of students walked the 11k to their campsite. Although some found themselves off their intended route, all were able to use their navigation skills to return to their route and make their way into camp.
Once in camp, they made themselves busy pitching their tents and then cooking their evening meal using the trangia cooking system. Lots of pasta in various guises was consumed, often followed by a dessert involving melted chocolate.
It was early to bed, early to rise with students safely tucked up in their sleeping bags by 9.30pm – yes - Y10 on a Saturday night! Following a cold and windy night, the students were up early to make breakfast, take down their tents, repack their bags and begin their journey back to Keston Ponds.
Throughout the weekend, all students maintained a positive attitude and should be congratulated for this alone; it was not easy with the wind and rain, a heavy (55 litre) rucksack and a long walk ahead.
The students will now start preparing the routes for their qualifying expedition which will take place in June.

Return to Gallery