Duke of Edinburgh Team Trek around the Yorkshire Dales

Congratulations to the 18 Duke of Edinburgh students who put their compass and orienteering skills to the test on their first expedition of the year.

The students spent the weekend walking and navigating over the Yorkshire Dales for over 8 hours.

This was all part of their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award which they’re hoping to complete by the end of the summer so we wish them all the best.

Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator, Nick Vile said: “It really was an experience that I’m sure the students will remember for years to come as not was it physically tough, but it was also immensely rewarding.  There were tears, laughter, conflict and friendships. The groups now have time to reflect on their experience before their qualifying expedition in July. We’re delighted to support the Duke of Edinburgh Award as it teaches so many life skills that go beyond the classroom.”

Attaining the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award will be such a beneficial addition to their UCAS application forms and really demonstrates their commitment and leadership qualities.