Girls successfully complete Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
The two day hiking and camping expedition is one of the biggest challenges of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and our Lower Fifth faced it with energy, enthusiasm and most importantly, good humour.
Two groups of girls left School on Saturday morning carrying their backpacks full of tents, sleeping and cooking gear as well as all of their food and began the day’s hike from their respective starting points at Barbury Castle and Aldbourne in Wiltshire.
After seven hours of walking and navigating Wiltshire footpaths along their planned route, they reached their overnight stop at Mildenhall near Marlborough and pitched their tents for the night. They cooked their evening meal and settled in to get some well-earned rest. On the Sunday morning, the girls broke camp, packed everything into their backpacks once again and headed off for another day of hiking.
Duke of Edinburgh Leader, Peter Webb said, “The camping and navigation skills which the girls showed must be highly commended as the setting up and breaking down of camp was extremely slick and very few girls took any wrong turns on the routes they had prepared. Well done to everyone for successfully completing the expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.”