TEN of our Year 12 students undertook their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Assessed Expedition during the final week of the summer holidays.

The two teams of five students travelled to Brecon Beacons National Park to complete a four-day, 70 km independent trek across the central region of the area.

Martin Bray, Assistant Director of Outdoor Education at King’s Ely, said: “The weather conditions were challenging with persistent rain and low cloud, but the teams were fortunate that it cleared as they summited Pen y Fan at 886 above sea level and the highest peak in Southern Britain.

“Camping remotely on each of the three nights, both teams demonstrated a thorough competence in navigation and camp craft skills and showed superb teamwork in their support of each other. Thank you to Dave Keene and Michelle Parr for their invaluable support on the trip.”

King’s Ely offers pupils the chance to undertake their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at all three levels, and all of our clubs are run in line with national schemes, giving pupils a strong position to go forward for their National Governing Bodies Leadership Awards.

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