Girls' D of E Bronze ExpeditionTue 16 May 2017
On Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th May 2017, twenty girls and five boys took part in their qualifying Bronze expedition in Church Stretton.
The groups started from a range of locations around the Long Mynd, setting off on the six- to eight-hour walks they had planned during the past term. As it was their Qualifying Expedition, they had to be on their own (without a member of staff) to make sure it's a real challenge and for them to get a wilderness experience. The weather forecast was good, though the wind was cold. The groups all made it to the top of the Mynd and then on routes down to their campsite in Little Stretton by early evening.
After a very wet night they were off again in their groups and over the Mynd to Norbury. There was plenty of flying going on and they all enjoyed seeing this overhead. They all made it to the finish in Norbury village in high spirits with some more tired than others. All in all a very successful expedition, where everyone was challenged and enjoyed putting the skills that they had learnt to the test.
The first batch of Bronze passes should be in soon and now we focus on the Silver training that starts this coming Saturday.