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23 pupils successfully completed the Gold DofE Expedition

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23 pupils successfully completed the Gold DofE Expedition...

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On 23rd May, the Gold DofE pupils headed to Snowdonia National Park to complete the 4 day gold expedition component for the Duke of Edinburgh award. The award is composed of 5 sections: Skills, Physical, Volunteering, Residential and the final expedition. (Each section lasts roughly 6-12 months and encourages participation in different areas of the community for young people to get involved with and learn new skills.)

Over the course of the 4 day expedition, 23 King’s pupils trekked around and camped in the mountains of North-West Wales. The expedition was testing both physically and mentally as we faced a variety of conditions and terrain, from waist deep bogs to bright sunshine. 

After clambering up the steep and rocky footpath on our second full day of walking, all four groups reached the beautiful, but isolated Llyn (lake) Hywell where we spent the second night wild camping. Nonetheless, come rain or shine, everyone persevered, and with the light of half term at the end of the tunnel, all teams made it from the starting point of Llyn Trawsfysnesdd to the coastal town of Barmouth. The routes were completed within good timing on most days despite some minor navigational hiccups. 

All participants have successfully managed to complete the expedition component towards the DofE award. Well done to all who took part, and thank you to the staff who supported us. Best of luck for the silver attendees for their upcoming expedition at the end of this term. 

Liv - L6th Form Wellesley House

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