Silver DofE Expedition – blistered but brilliant!

Between 12th-14th June, 9 students (4 from year 11, 5 from year 10) completed their Silver DofE expedition.

They had to plan routes for the three days on Dartmoor, covering around 18km each day on difficult terrain and in very hot weather.

Hats on all day and factor 50 sun cream!  Their packs weighed between 15 and 20kg.

They wild camped on both nights – there was no one else around and it was light by 5am, with amazing views from the tents.

The schedule was as follows:

Day 1: Ivybridge to south of Princetown

Day 2: Princetown, along to Dartmeet – where we all cooled off in the river! – then north to Merripit, just above Postbridge

Day 3: Postbridge onto the lonely and hilly north Moor, then along to Prewely

The students demonstrated amazing team work and resilience.  They suffered quite a few blisters, but all 9 completed the expedition.

Miss Barratt and Mr Eales are very proud of every single one of them – they were fabulous!

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