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Girls achieve Silver Duke of Edinburgh award
23 September 2016
The final group of 33 girls from the current Year 11 took part in their Silver Duke of Edinburgh qualifying expedition last weekend.
In six groups they walked, with heavy rucksacks, between 46 and 60 km in three days, in and around the heath and plateau of the Long Mynd area, Shropshire.
The groups camped for two nights in different locations and endured varying conditions: the first night saw a solid six hour period of rain and the second saw the temperature plummet due to a lack of cloud cover.
The weekend was without incident until the very end of the trip. The coach that came to pick up the girls managed to get stuck in the muddy field, thanks to the earlier downpour. The day was saved by a local farmer who came to the rescue with his trusty tractor.
This was a successful expedition and the girls remained upbeat and determined, despite the inclement weather. I congratulate all the girls on a job well done.