On 15th May, 25 of our amazing Year 10 - 12’s completed their practice Silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition.
After working hard over lockdown completing their physical, volunteering and skills sections, they have also used their time practicing tent set up and discussing route plans for their practice expedition.
Our trekkers then spent the evening prior preparing for the weekend, making hot chocolates, and ensuring routes were planned.
On the Saturday, our students embarked on their first leg of the expedition, starting early from Exeter Quay and followed the South West Coast path to Dawlish Warren, focusing on their navigation techniques and map reading skills.
The following day, they started where they left off, at a very windy Dawlish Warren, and ended at Labrador Bay; covering a total of 42 kilometres over the course of the weekend!
The weekend has been in preparation for their qualifying expedition, which we wish them luck for in July.
Well done everyone, you did absolutely brilliantly in some challenging conditions!
We would also like to wish our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Students who will also be partaking in their expedition on Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th June 2021!
We cannot wait to see NAC students undergoing the expeditions as they have worked incredibly hard in the build up to this!