Gold Expedition Completing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award is a huge achievement. There are five sections to work through which include the expedition, probably the most well know aspect to working towards your award. Last year, 21 pupils embarked on their Gold Award, with 18 of them completing the expedition in the summer. They went to the Yorkshire Dales and completed the three peaks, albeit doing one peak per day.
Over four days, pupils completed a distance of 86.2 km and climbed 2145 m. They spent four days and three nights navigating planned routes across the notoriously challenging terrain with all their equipment and food for the week. Miss Groves, coordinator for Duke of Edinburgh at Hull Collegiate School said, â€œThe weather was very wet and windy throughout, and our pupils faced a lot of challenges such as slippery mud as a consequence. Morale remained high and the groups pulled together as a team to complete the expedition in high spirits.â€? They all successfully passed their expedition which was run by the Lancashire based company Alternative Adventure who, year on year, have delivered exceptional service. Some of the pupils were able to count their voluntary work in Uganda as their residential section of the award.
01 Climbing the ascent of Ingleborough; very steep and even harder with a 20kg rucksack on! 02 A pause to take in the beautiful three peaks of Yorkshire before descending into Pen Y Ghent. 03 A cairn, complete with sunflower. These always make good markers for walkers.
The magazine of Hull Collegiate School for the academic year 2016 to 2017.