Following their encounter with Storm Hannah, five of our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh teams embarked upon their assessed expedition last weekend. Heading off to Cranborne Chase on Saturday, 11 May, the teams were dropped off at their respective start locations, ready to begin their journey. Walking for six hours during the day, the teams made their way across Cranborne Chase towards Sixpenney Handley, which was to be home for the night. Navigational detours aside, the students arrived in camp in considerably better conditions than during the practice expedition! Students pitched their tents, cooked their meals and enjoyed some relaxing free time – with many of the students proving that you are never too old to play on a slide!
Day two saw the teams (almost!) up with the sun, preparing to depart for the second day of their adventure. The weather held, with glorious sunshine all day long. All teams upped their game and dug deep when needed. They all reached the end of their expedition in Cranborne itself tired, blistered and hurting, but elated that they had successfully completed the task – months of training culminating in that moment!
The staff team could not be more proud of the way that you all conducted yourselves over the weekend – this is why we do it!