SIX Year 11 students completed their qualifying Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Expedition over the Easter break.

The group spent three days trekking from Whaley Bridge through the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Assistant Director of Outdoor Education at King’s Ely Senior, Martin Bray, said: “The students were blessed with warm bright sunshine on the first two days, making for a very enjoyable couple of days trekking and camping.

“The final day deteriorated back to Peak District norms of rain and fog, but the group ploughed on to finish in good time and pass their assessment. Well done all!”

King’s Ely offers pupils the chance to undertake their DofE Award at all three levels as part of our outdoor education programme; Ely Scheme. Outdoor education at King’s Ely offers pupils the chance to learn self-reliance, teamwork, creative thinking and a determined attitude to all tasks in life.

Our unique programme is facilitated by specially selected and trained pupil instructors who deliver our activities and learn to become exceptional leaders.

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