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Gold D of E Practice – Part 2!

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Last Friday, Maisie and Kelly (Year 12) together with  Tayla and Alice (Year 11), Mrs Grove and Mr Johnston, set off on their very challenging, four-day  Duke of Edinburgh gold practice in the Peak District. We reported on their first couple of days earlier…and now can bring you the second instalment…

Day 3 – Despite grey skies, the girls set off bright and breezy at 7am for an all-day trek. After a brief, stiff climb they walked atop the ridge with amazing views of Edale, continuing on past some agile cows, who looked perfectly at home negotiating tiny paths,  to the ‘shivering mountain’ Mam Tor and on to  ‘Ringling Roger’  By the time the girls had picked their way down this impressive mountain to their campsite it was time to start preparing and cooking their evening meal and settle down for an early night in preparation for a very early start.

Day 4. – The girls chose to rise at 4am to get started by 5am up the mountain behind the campsite and on to Kinder Scout, enjoying a beautiful dawn followed by blue sky and bright sunshine. Before they knew it they had made it to the peak and were walking along the edge before most people had even had breakfast!  The descent took them  along the Roman Road.

Well done to all four girls for completing their gold practice so efficiently and being on time at all of their stops.  Good luck with your gold final expedition in the Brecon Beacons in July.


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