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Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

On 16th April, twenty-four nervous Y10 students arrived in Bakewell on Saturday morning after the excitement of catching a bus from Sheffield!

After checking their equipment and routes, they set off on their 16 km walk through the countryside of Derbyshire. Their resilience was tested when one group went the wrong way and had to retrace their steps up a really steep hill, and another group who went off route to look at some sheep have never been so grateful to see a teacher when they were found!

After a night of camping in sub-zero temperatures, the students had to take down their tents, ready for another long walk. They were exhausted, but kept going and eventually stumbled into Bakewell at around 2pm on the Sunday.

I think all the staff who helped out over the weekend were extremely impressed by the teamwork and spirit shown by all the students.

[Mrs Greenwood - DofE coordinator]

Article Published : 22/4/2016