D of E Gold Award Practice Expedition

At the end of last term, eight Year 12 students ran across Meldon Reservoir Dam to the finish line to complete their Gold practice expedition on Dartmoor.  Over four days they endured sun, wind and rain plus more whilst carrying all their kit across the Dartmoor wilderness.  They experienced a night of wild camping at Nun’s Cross, a night at a very basic site, and another night at a more luxurious campsite complete with showers.  Cooking all their meals on camping stoves and testing their navigational skills on Dartmoor should be good practice for the real thing in July 2012.