On Saturday 27th May, Mr Nolan, Mr Cushing, Mr Bolton, Miss Tyers and Dr Bainbridge set off to Llandegla with forty Year 10 students to complete the practice expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

On arriving at Lynn Rhys Campsite, the students very efficiently put up their tents and prepared for the first day’s hike. The 13-mile walk took students through Llandegla forest, around Cym-y-Brian to Worlds End and back to the campsite. Each student took a turn at leading the group and we managed to only get slightly lost before lunchtime.

On returning to the campsite, students cooked on trangia’s for the first time, a camp fire was lit for making ‘smores’ and the group then settled in for a night under canvas. On Sunday morning, the students awoke early and set off fully loaded to cover a shorter distance of four miles in smaller groups. All students made great progress between checkpoints and completed the walk in reasonable time, with no groups getting too lost.

Well done to all the students involved and a huge thank you to the staff for giving up their Bank Holiday weekend. To keep up to date with information about the schools Duke of Edinburgh awards, please follow @culchethDofE on twitter