In July, ten Trinity pupils took part in their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Assessment. They completed their four day expedition in two groups across a series of mountain ranges.
The groups started near Threlkeld, in the northern Lake District. They both headed into the Borrowdale Valley, one group coming over the well known Cat Bells and High Spy.
In the Mountains
On the second day, the groups headed over to Langdale Valley and over Glaramara in the cloud. They did extremely well on as visibility was poor and they were walking in the clouds for most of the day.
On Day 3 the groups had a dry day. There were some clouds on the top of the higher hills, but they were clear by the time the groups went up. They ended the day below the Old Man of Coniston, camping in the mountains at one of the tarns.
Finally, on Day 4, they walked down the mountain and over to Ambleside where the minibus was waiting.
Congratulations to all of the pupils for passing their assessment and a big thank you to Mary, their assessor.
The groups now must produce a presentation on their days in the Lake District to sign off the expedition section of their award.
Thank You Mr Miller
Many, many thanks go to Mr Miller for all his enthusiasm, time and organisation running the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Trinity. It is a wonderful scheme and he has made it a great success at the school. After 14 years in charge, he is passing the the map and compass to Mr Adams who will be the Award Manager from September.