Duke Of Edinburgh – Bronze Expedition (07/07/17 – 09/07/17)
On Friday Morning, we travelled to Glenbrook in Derbyshire. Once we arrived, we setup our tents and familiarised ourself with our new surroundings. At 5pm we had to plan our route using a map, compass and a data sheet in preparation for our expedition walk the following day. Once we finished we had team races on the obstacle course which was located on site.
Saturday – the main bronze expedition walk. We loaded our rucksacks with lots of food and drinks to make sure that we were going to be well hydrated during the walk as it was a very hot day. The walk was 14km and we needed to keep our energy up for the trip. It was a long walk but we completed it in good time and even managed to do an extension to the route! Once we got back to the campsite we were exhausted and had to cook our own dinner on the trangia (cooker pot).
On the final day, students had their breakfast early and were later told to pack up their tent and equipment safely. Once this was completed students were ready to leave and the teachers checked everything to make sure the place was cleaned to a high standard – which it was. The minibus arrived and we made the journey back to Manchester.
Nabeel – Year 10