Duke of Edinburgh Awards expeditions completed by Perse students
9 Nov 2020
The 2019-20 cohort of Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Awards participants finally managed to complete their qualifying expeditions during October half term.
The Upper and Lower Sixth students had been due to take part in their expeditions earlier this year but the Covid-19 lockdown prevented this from going ahead.
DofE Silver award students walked from The Perse to St Ives via Wicken Fen over three days, while Gold award students took on a loop course from the school and back, via Saffron Walden, Royston and Wimpole Hall, over a four-day period.
Perse outdoor pursuits instructor Kieron Taylor was pleased with how the students had thrown themselves into the expeditions.
He said: “All groups pushed themselves with the distance covered and managed to gain a positive experience. It was fantastic to see students temporarily set aside the stresses of a busy schedule and enjoy a walk with friends in the beautiful surrounds of Cambridgeshire.”