Four Henshaws Specialist College students passed the expedition section of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award last weekend. Nicholas, Cameron, Alexander and William walked over 20km to complete their two day expedition in Pateley Bridge.
Their route took them from Glasshouses to Heathfield Caravan Park, where they camped overnight before continuing on to Bewerley via Guisecliffe woods and Yorke Folly.
Expedition leader and College instructor Jill Green said:
Our students were totally brilliant despite some difficult weather conditions.
We’re really proud of them all.
The students navigated using photo maps designed by College staff. Each map covered one stage of the route and showed students which objects to look out for to find their way such as bridges, gates and local landmarks.
Principal Angela North added:
Parents of our students regularly comment on the increased confidence and enjoyment that they see as a result of the challenges and opportunities encountered at Henshaws.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is just one of many activities available to our students which challenge them to be the best they can be.