Gold DofE Expedition
9 girls showed excellent team spirit in the challenging Gold DofE expedition in the Lakes.
9 girls from Years 11 and 12 left after the final morning of the summer term, for the start of their final DofE expedition, with Mrs Martin and Dr Hills. 3 or 4 years ago they had started with their Bronze practice in Rutland; now they were off to the Lake District, as confident and skilled walkers.
After a lovely evening meal in a local pub followed by a night of heavy rain, the 9 girls were ready the following morning to have their pre-expedition meetings with their assessors: Dave and Chris. They walked in the North-Eastern area of the Lakes to the East/South East of Keswick and had to manage 4 long days over mountainous and unfamiliar ground. They completed two consecutive wild camps at Grisedale Tarn and Angle Tarn, before coming off the mountain on the final day to finish at Pooley Bridge. Both groups were amazing. They barely made any navigational errors, they left their wildcamp areas pristine and most importantly learned that effective team work was the way to success. They thoroughly deserved to pass their Gold expedition and all at Leicester High congratulate them on their outstanding achievement.
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