25th September 2018
All the Year 11 students taking part in the assessed expedition at the weekend have passed that part of Duke of Edinburgh bronze award.
The 55 teenagers braved poor weather and skilfully navigated their way around an unfamiliar part of Cambridgeshire to finish with plenty of aches and pains – as well as some big grins!
On the Saturday, the pupils walked from three different locations (Keyston, Spaldwick and Grafham) towards their campsite in Little Staughton where they camped overnight in the rain and cold but in great spirits.
They left the campsite again in the early hours of Sunday morning, in groups of 4- 7 and hiked through muddy fields and paths to eventually finish and be collected by coach 16-23 km later.
Cambourne’s DofE manager Peggy Noble said: “The participants walked with great navigation skills, in poor weather conditions, all the way to the end with a smile, despite all the aches and pains, as they realise they have achieved something huge!
“All the volunteers on this expedition kept an eye on all the teams from a distance, and we are all so very proud of our 55 young people who did extremely well considering the weather conditions.
“Our Bronze 2016/18 programme comes to an end and we now look forward to take the current year 10s to the end of their programme; it is such a rewarding experience for all involved.”
All 55 participants walked with great navigation skills, in poor weather conditions, all the way to the end with a smile, despite all the aches and pains as they realise they have achieved something huge!