w-DofE logo monoOn Friday 24th April, 19 Year 10 pupils set off on their first venture for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

Sunshine had been forecast for everyday that week, however by the time Friday came around it had changed to rainy spells. Having said this, the weather didn’t stop them!

Pupils endured a 4 hour trek from the School Cottage in Stayalittle to Llyn Clywedog Dam, covering over 7 miles of rough terrain. Pupils spirits were high and for their first ‘practice, practice’ expedition greatly impressed their leaders! Well done to all pupils that attended their first practice and thank you to all staff (Mr Edwards, Mr Horne, Ms Lee and Mr Cushen) that helped support this expedition. A BIG thank you to Ms Lee and her amazing full English breakfasts for the teachers!

“For my first Duke of Edinburgh trip I went to Wales. I was abit nervous because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to cope with walking for 4 hours on steep hills. By Saturday I had completed my walk and I enjoyed every bit of it. I actually surprised myself by wanting to stay in the soaking wet, camping for an extra night! Bring on the next one!!”  (Sam Bissell, Year 10)

We are all looking forward to the next practice expedition on the 12th to 14th June and the final assessed expedition on 10th to 12th July. Mr Ashmore, Miss Kerr and Miss Winters (DofE Coordinators).