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DofE Award Expedition

Students braved the elements and  spent the weekend preparing for their Bronze or Silver DofE  award.

Last weekend saw students who are doing their Bronze and Silver DofE awards complete their practice expeditions. All those involved successfully navigated their way around the Berkeley Vale, spent one or two nights under canvas and cooked themselves food using a trangia. Everyone did really well in particularly challenging weather with it raining heavily for a large part of the expedition. This meant that Saturday night's campsite was a bog on Sunday morning. Thankfully the part where the tents were was the least boggy part, but it also meant that navigation was tricky in places due to boggy paths on the Sunday. A few students ended up rather muddy by the time they got back to the collection point. Parents who were following @SVSDofE on Twitter were hopefully pre-warned before they picked up their children. The qualifying expedition is now just over three weeks away, so fingers crossed that everyone has dried out by then and that the weather for this expedition is slightly better.