A GROUP of King’s Ely Senior students completed a Level 2 Hill Walking and Navigation expedition in Dartmoor during half term.

The first four days were spent with intensive navigation training in misty conditions, followed by an assessment. The group – Mikey Turner, Gabriel Boon, Sam Barber and Max Mitzman, who are all in Year 10 – learnt to operate as a unit in the barren and wild environment of Dartmoor, making effective decisions and displaying a high level of skill and maturity.

The students then put all of their new skills into practice for a self-sufficient, three day expedition across the moors; wild camping at some stunning locations.

Director of Outdoor Education at King’s Ely Senior, Sophie Cheng, said: “The group demonstrated an incredibly high standard of navigational skill throughout the expedition phase. Well done to all of the group for completing a tough 9 day course on one of the UK’s most demanding outdoor environments. A huge thank you to the staff team for their tireless efforts and support throughout the course too.”

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