DoE practice expeditions

Recently some of our pupils have been out in the wilds of the Borders undertaking their practice Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions.  They have been very lucky with the weather with mostly sunny and dry (if not warm!) days.  Long distances and heavy rucksacs were borne with a good deal of stoicism though the finishing points of their expeditions where reached somewhat gratefully!  Much was learned and planning for the qualifiying expeditions is already underway.

This year we have our first ever pupil doing the Silver award level and for the expedition this means three days walking with two overnight camps. For the practice expedition one of these camps was a wild camp, so no facilities, running water etc.  A very hearty well done to that pupil and hopefully the qualifying expedition in June will go as well as the practices have.

A well deserved break!