Report from Mrs McDonald
Twenty young people from S5/S6 took part in the final expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award on 9th/10th October. This involved a two day hike of 10km per day and an overnight camp in Auchengillan near Strathblane, north of Glasgow.
The group were required to use their map reading and orienteering skills to follow their route cards and negotiate their way from start point to camp and the next day from camp to end point. They had to camp in tents and use their skills to make dinner and breakfast on outdoor stoves. Although a long tiring few days and very, very cold at night, all agreed they had learned a lot about the environment and themselves.
All twenty were passed by the assessor who monitored them remotely during the day. The group were delighted and will now be working on a presentation to staff at the school about their experiences.