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First Duke of Edinburgh expedition in 21 months

This weekend saw our first DofE expedition in 21 months after a long period of cancellations.

Sixty C pupils completed a 10km training walk on the Saturday, before preparing and cooking their dinners and turning in for a chilly night under canvas. It was a cold start on day two, which then swiftly turned into glorious sunshine. To finish their Bronze Award expedition, the pupils walked 17km back to Bryanston.

Head of Outdoor Education and Pioneering Mr Curry commented: “While enjoying the rolling Dorset hills and stunning scenery, the pupils tested their fitness and navigation skills. There was a sense of relief and satisfaction all round following the completion of the challenge.

“It was fantastic to have run an expedition at last, and a real joy to work with such a great group of pupils. The positivity, smiles and humour throughout from all of the pupils was absolutely contagious, and it was a fitting tribute to the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh last month.”

The expedition took place locally in Dorset in order to comply with the latest government guidance. Please click here to see a selection of more photos from the weekend.