After lots of training in navigation and camp craft skills, this year two groups have been successful in completing the Expedition Section of the Bronze Award.
The Year 10 group completed their Practice Expedition in May and completed their Assessment Expedition a week later in the area around the Forest of Bowland. The group did fantastic and worked really well as a team. The Assessor was very impressed with the whole group and passed them with flying colours!
The Year 9 group completed their Practice Expedition in early June again around the Forest of Bowland, on what can only be described as a very wet weekend! However this didn’t dampen their spirits and all were still up for completing their Assessment two weeks later in the Lake District.
Their Assessment weekend was probably the hottest of the year! They set off on day 1 from Deepdale Bridge in Patterdale and ended their expedition on day 2 at Brougham Castle.
Taking advantage of the glorious weather and free time at the camp site some of the group had a paddle in Ullswater Lake whilst others enjoyed a game of football.
Their navigation skills came into their own on day 2 of the walk and they arrived at Brougham Castle in record time… extremely hot and extremely tired!
A massive well done to both groups.