An intrepid group of Sixth Formers embarked on their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award qualifying expedition, having completed their training and practice expedition back in June. Armed with the equipment necessary to survive their adventure, they set off for Dartmoor the night before their expedition was due to begin to make their final preparations.
The rain did not dampen the spirits of the two Sixth Form groups who adjusted their routes to accommodate the wet, boggy ground from the rain the previous week. Over the next couple of days, the Sixth Form students soldiered on courageously, before having to relocate their campsite and rewrite their routes for day four. The expedition was completed by all students, who demonstrated courage, ambition and judgement in challenging conditions.