Outstanding expeditions

Woldgate students during the Duke of Edinburgh expeditions
Woldgate students during the Duke of Edinburgh expeditions

We have held two Duke of Edinburgh expeditions out recently. The first was 16 and 17 April when the Year 11s completed their assessed expedition. Twenty four pupils were out exploring Dalby Forest, putting up with some pretty adverse weather conditions. Pupils made it safely to their ‘campsite’ on day one which was essentially just a field with a hole for a toilet and a water tap. The pupils successfully completed their expeditions without incident and for many they are very close to completing their Bronze Award. A massive thank you to the members of staff giving up their time to ensure this expedition could take place – Miss Brame and Miss Scott.

The Silver Group had to endure some similar weather conditions on 29 April when they were out for their practice expedition. The silver expedition set off on Friday and were out until Sunday afternoon. The Year 12s showed great determination, hiking over 20km on day one through at least three hail storms! Looking slightly weary but determined, the Year 12s set off on their final day to end their expedition in Bishop Wilton. A big well done to the year 12s – Lucy Wood, Katie Cicirko, Ellie Ramden, Amy Ramsden, Ella Spanton, Tom Cusick and George Guyll.

By Miss Colston.