Twenty students from Carmel College participated in the Gold Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition in the Lake District last month, setting off and finishing in Ambleside.
The expedition comprised 3 days of walking over mountainous terrain carrying a heavy rucksack with all their equipment including tents, stoves, sleeping bags and food.
The first night was in a basic farm campsite and the second night was a wild camp with no facilities.
This was a practice for the qualifying expedition which will take place at the end of the summer break where they will walk for 4 days and camp for 3 nights including 1 wild camp.
Students are currently planning their routes for the qualifying expedition in August.