DofE on the South Downs

The trip across the South Downs was undertaken by most pupils to qualify for their Bronze Award, while others were working towards their Silver and Gold training. With gorgeous weather forecasts, adequate food supply and collaborative teamwork, all groups were successful in completing their routes and aims. After a rough start with orientations, the group took bearings, checked the route cards and identified key features in their surroundings before they navigated themselves back on track. The weather favoured the walkers throughout the expedition, as the climb up to Devil’s Dyke displayed impressive views of West Sussex, as well as the relieving sight on top of Truleigh Hill of the College Chapel in the distance. Perseverance and positivity were demonstrated amongst many who were being assessed.

Ayn P, Lower Sixth

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