On Saturday 28rd May, Mr Nolan, Mr Bolton, Miss Tyers and, volunteer for the weekend, Mrs Buxton set off to Malham with 28 Year 10 students to complete the practice expedition for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

On arriving at Riverside Campsite, the students very efficiently put up their tents, met some of the local wildlife on the farm and prepared for the first day’s hike. The ten-mile walk took students through Malham village’s annual animal safari, Malham Cove, Janet’s Foss and up to Malham Tarn. After cooking on trangia’s for the first time, the group then settled in for a night under canvas.

On Sunday morning, 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 completing in enough time for us to head home and still enjoy some of the rare good weather on a bank holiday weekend.

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 school’s Duke of Edinburgh awards please follow @culchethDofE on twitter