Explorers Take On Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Practice Expedition

Last week saw 5 intrepid groups of explorers take on the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze practice expedition in Denbighshire. Friday’s weather dampened most things but not the spirit of our Year 10 and 11 girls as they hiked Offa’s Dyke between Llandegla Forest and Chirk Castle. Whether striding high above the valley of the River Dee atop Telford’s mighty Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, fording the Afon Eglwyseg in the lost valley at World’s End or gaffer-taping snapped tent poles beneath the ancient citadel of Castell Dinas Bran, challenges were met with enthusiasm and fuelled by lashings of pasta heated al-fresco on the Trangia. Congratulations to our successful qualifying group of Year 11 girls and on behalf of the Year 10’s: bring on mighty Moel Famau in June – we’re ready for you!