Over last weekend (12/13th May) 43 of the year 9s took part in the practice Duke of Edinburgh Bronze expedition to improve their navigation and map-reading as well as their camp-craft, in preparation for their assessed expedition. They had a very wet Saturday, walking for six or more hours in the rain, putting up tents and cooking in the rain, too, and facing a unseasonably cold night while trying to keep the inside of tents dry! These were challenging conditions, but the year 9s proved themselves extremely resilient and high-spirited and well able to cope! They will all progress to their assessed expedition in July. Well done to them and thanks to those who volunteered to help plan and carry out the expedition!