EIGHT King’s Ely Sixth Form students spent the final week of their summer holidays undertaking their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award assessed expedition.

Two teams of four Year 12 students travelled to the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales to complete a four-day, 70 km independent trek across the central region of the park.

On the way, they also summited Pen y Fan at 886m above sea level and the highest peak in Southern Britain.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Manager and Assistant Director of Outdoor Education at King’s Ely, Martin Bray, said: “The conditions on all days were fabulous, with magnificent views in all directions. 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. A fantastic achievement.

“Congratulations to Lucy Darby, Rebecca Garrett, Ashley Lian, Aeyesha Cundy, Emma Maris, John-Paul Gilbey, Samuel Wege and Boris Choi. Thank you to Melanie Hughes and Brett Ffitch for their invaluable support on the trip.”

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