Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Qualifying Expedition

Huge congratulations to the fifteen students that completed the Gold Qualifying Expedition in the Lake District last week. They completed the gruelling four days of hiking over some of the high peaks over four days and impressed the staff and assessor with their attitude and heart even though some of the groups were not feeling well and some picked up injuries along the way. When you see what is required at this level it is easy to see why this achievement is so well thought of and respected. We have never had so many students complete the gold expedition in a single year, and we are incredibly proud of what they have achieved. When all the sections are fully completed the students will be invited to the palace in London for the award presentation.

Many thanks to Mrs Gibson for supporting the students and Simonside Outdoor Adventure for overseeing the expedition and assessment.

Mr Burroughs (DofE Co-ordinator)