A GROUP of King’s Ely Senior students could be found exploring some of the Peak District during the first weekend of their half term break.

Eleven Year 11 students headed to the White Peak area to undertake their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Practice Expedition. The group split into two teams and walked across the White Peak, traversing the limestone landscape between Birchover and Buxton before turning south and heading into the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Assistant Director of Outdoor Education at King’s Ely Senior, Martin Bray, said: “We were blessed with clear and dry conditions for all three days, albeit a little cold at night due to the clear skies. Both teams demonstrated excellent navigation and camp craft skills over the course of the trip and maintained positive morale throughout. The teams ended their final day at Ilam at the bottom end of Dovedale, in record time.

“Well done to all the students who participated. They will return to the White Peak for their Assessed Expedition next June. Thank you also to James Houlston, Toby Humphry and Rosie Bowyer for their help on the trip.”

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