The 2013 DofE Expeditions
Over 60 students took part in the Bronze Award in 2013.
The practice was on 11th and 12th May – we had very mixed weather, quite a lot of rain however the sun came out whilst we were pitching tents! We walked from Hassop station, nr Bakewell to Barn Farm at Birchover(12km) and then a different route back to Hassop on the Sunday (11km).
The qualifier was on 29th and 30th June – the weather was again mixed but without rain, we even saw the sun, perfect weather for walking and camping!
6 groups started from Baslow and walked to the Bakewell campsite (11km) then on to Monsal and back to Bakewell on Sunday (12km).
5 groups started from Rowsley and walked to Great Longstone and Monsal head to camp (12km) then back to Bakewell on Sunday (11km).
Both weekends were very successful; all groups were very positive and really enjoyed the challenge. A huge thank you to all staff who volunteered over both weekends to walk, cover checkpoints and camp.
Congratulations to all students – a great achievement.
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