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Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Silver Expedition

Six of our college students have been working towards their Silver DofE Award for the past nine months.

Last Wednesday, five students went to the Lake District to finish their Silver Expedition. The expedition included three days of activities and two nights of camping.

Day 1 (Wednesday, June 28)

Students travelled to the Low Wray Campsite in the Lake District.

First, they set up their tents and then had their lunch before setting off on their first activity, a 6.16-mile walk. The rain was with us at the beginning of the walk but by the time we had finished, it had stopped.

Following that, the students prepared their evening meals.

The rest of the evening was spent playing games and eating s’mores over a bonfire.

Day 2 (Thursday, June 29)

The first order of business for the day was to shower and change. The students then prepared their breakfast and packed lunches for the day ahead.

Then two instructors from the Anderton Centre arrived with canoes, and we paddled around Windermere for five hours.

When we got back to the campsite, a few of the pupils asked for a swim in the mere, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

The evening included dinner preparation, games, and a campfire with s’mores.

Day 3 (Friday, June 30)

The pupils’ first task of the day was to take down the tents while the rain stopped. They then prepared their breakfast and lunches for the day. They then packed the bus and drove to Beacon Fell to do their final hike of the expedition (in the pouring rain), before returning to school to unpack everything and set up the tents in the hall to dry over the weekend.

Congratulations to all of the students who earned their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, and thank you to Grant, Carl, and Sam for making it an amazing experience for the students.


DofE Supervisor

The photos below are just a small selection from the expedition, but there are many more in the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Silver Expedition Gallery for you to enjoy.