Duke of Edinburgh

After 2 days in the rain at Pendle near the Forest of Bowland, 66 students from year 9 completed their Duke of Edinburgh expedition this week.

All the students that took part where exceptional throughout especially considering the tough conditions. The students were dropped off in a coach and given a route to navigate to their campsite. The route they took was through some picturesque scenery towards Whitehough Outdoor centre. When they arrived they put up their tents and cooked their own dinner. After eating there was a bit of time for fun and games before settling down to a well-deserved sleep.

The following day there was an early wake-up call from Mr Fitzpatrick at 6am followed by breakfast and packing away tents and sleeping bags. The second day students planned and walked a route around the local area. This expedition was designed to test students navigation skills and their ability to work as a team, every student did well at both.

Mr Smith who organised the expedition said “The experiences that have been gained over the last few days will stick with students for the rest of their lives. Well done to everyone that completed the expedition”.