Perse Duke of Edinburgh students put skills into practice in Lake District

Lower Sixth Perse students headed to the Lake District to complete their practice expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Gold award.

They began by exploring the Catbells fell and the edge of Derwent Water, testing their navigation skills and their response to an emergency under the supervision of outdoor pursuits staff.

Having ensured they were ready to go off in teams, students left the campsite on day two and enjoyed the open countryside and old woodlands that the Lake District has to offer while making their way to the village of Rosthwaite.

With the weather not looking good for the final day, plans had to be changed, but the candidates were still able to complete a low-level walk along the Cumbria Way southwards out of Coniston.

Perse DofE manager Thomas Cranmer said: “I was very impressed with the students’ efforts throughout the trip. Their adaptability to change plans due to the weather was commendable.”


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