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YEAR 10s COMPLETE THEIR DUKE OF EDINBURGH EXPEDITION

07 July 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Forty-one Year 10 students have successfully completed the expedition element of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award after spending a night out under canvas and walking around 20 miles The students set off from Reeth and then independently walked to Usha Gap campsite, just north of Muker, where they set up camp for the night. Over two days, the students navigated their route, cooked for themselves and ensured their groups remained safe and in good spirits throughout the weekend.

Cameron Smith, Year 10 student, said: “It was an amazing experience that all of us will never forget. We worked very well as a team and saw the wonderful Yorkshire countryside.”

Tony Potter, Leader of Sport, Leisure and Community, added: ” Our students worked really well together to pull each group through a challenging physical and mental challenge over the 2 days. Well done to you all!

Thank you to the staff of Marrick Priory Outdoor Education and Residential Centre for all their support with the Expedition practice and final weekends. Thank you also to Cameron for sharing his great photos with us.

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