After a day out training on the school field, our Year 9 students embarked upon their two day DofE Bronze Expedition. To prepare for the gruelling walk, the students developed their skills in three main areas: tent pitching, field first aid, map and compass skills. It was a real treat to see such an engaging group of students out in the fresh air enjoying the challenges.

The expedition involved a day of walking and map reading in the Peak District carrying tents, sleeping bags, food and trangias. On arrival at Barn Farm there was no rest as everyone had to pitch their tent and cook their own tea on the trangia. After eating, the sun went down and it was time to get tucked up in the tents.

After quite a cold night on the campsite it was time to set off on the second day of walking. All of the teams successfully navigated their way to the final destination and pass the Bronze Expedition.

Well done Year 9 and thank you to Mrs Noble and all of the staff involved.