Parrs Wood Students were a credit to the school once again making everyone proud as they enjoyed the scenery and sunshine in the Peak District as they completed their practice Silver and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh awards. The Expedition began on Wednesday 22nd April at Brantside Buxton where students set off along the road carrying rucksacks, tents, food and cooking equipment. The first day involved a 7 mile hike over the hills down into Hollinsclough before ascending the valley and the hills to return to camp, preparing their food and creating challenges for each other. Thursday saw the arrival of the second group and a 6 mile hike on another sunny day, walking through Buxton via Pools Cavern, up to Solomons Temple before walking through the calcified landscape and out onto the moor to return to camp at Brantside. Once at Brantside camp was set up, food prepared before engaging in very competitive team games devised by themselves and no rules evident. Friday was the final day with a 6 mile hike over Axe Edge moor and down into Whaley Bridge to the end point of Erwood reservoir. Students showed great team work and determination to complete their tasks in such high spirits and complete their Dof E., sticking together, completing their walks smiling and singing whilst stopping to admire the Donkeys making it both a successful and enjoyable challenge.
Mr Heron and Ms Green