The Final Stretch for the DofE Award

After a whole year worth of work, 14 Year 12 and 13 students set out to the Lake District to complete their final expedition for the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. On Thursday they set out from Bassenthwaite Lake and walked for two days and camped for two nights, covering roughly 26km while carrying all of their equipment. At camp they have cooked some interesting meals including tuna wraps and a variety of soups. Despite a few showers the weather has been clear and the team’s mood has never been dampened. They have laughed, celebrated and even danced their way through the expedition and finish with a almighty sense of accomplishment! 

On Saturday the teams completed their final stretch from Grange in Borrowdale to Keswick, taking in stunning views of Derwent Water in the process. 

All students have done themselves proud, with many having never spent more than a day in the countryside at any one go. Alongside 6 month and 12 month stints of volunteering, physical activity and progression of a skill they will have completed the Duke of Edinburgh award and will be invited to an awards ceremony in the coming months. What a sense of achievement to end a jam-packed year of planning, training and walking.