Year 9 and 10 boys completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition last Friday.
After nearly six months of planning and preparation the boys walked in the beautiful Forest of Bowland, just North of Clitheroe, for two days on self-sufficient hikes.
The rain started before setting off from school and rarely stopped for the next thirty six hours, as the boys demonstrated strong character and good navigation and campcraft skills to impress their assessors, Mr Bishop and Mr Boyd. They completed the hike in good spirits and whilst outwardly looking tired they were happy and rightfully proud of their achievement.
I would like to congratulate the year 9 and 10 expedition groups on their achievement and on their behalf thank the staff for giving their time and assistance from the start of training in January to the completion in June.
Two boys commented:
‘The trip was eventful, enjoyable and hard work. I’m glad I did it.’
‘I found the hike difficult, there were hard parts to it and it was very wet, but it was definitely worth it’