Bronze Duke of Edinburgh students complete their expedition challenge
A successful Duke of Edinburgh expedition took place last weekend, starting on Friday 10th May. Seventy seven students took to the Hills beyond Amersham and Chesham to complete their qualifying Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition. It was a demanding weekend for the Year 9 students, who were having their first experience of carrying heavy rucksacks and navigating their way around the Chiltern Hills. They started at Wendover Woods and headed out along their pre-planned walks to Braid Wood scout campsite. Friday was a challenging day for navigation but all groups had improved by Saturday. They all cooked their evening meals, and their breakfast the following morning, on small trangia stoves. The weather was generally kind to them with only a few light showers to dampen their spirits. On Saturday the students all walked back to Wendover, some finishing by 2pm but some taking detours, arriving later. All students arrived safely back by 5pm. Sixty nine students have now passed the Expedition section of the challenge. We look forward to congratulating all the participants on passing their Bronze Awards in due course. The second group of Bronze Award students will go on their expedition in June.
Mrs Kirby - Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator