Expedition preparations

Students are preparing for a Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition due to take place later this month.


The group have been taking part in training for the event which, once completed, will see them awarded Bronze.

The expedition will see them walking between three to six hours a day. They will also be carrying out litter picks along the way around Fourlanes, Carnkie and the Great Flat Lode.

Their most recent training involved learning how to use the Trangias to make their own lunch while they are away.

Jenny Smith, a teacher from Pool Academy, is helping the students on the Duke of Edinburgh course.

She said: “I am proud of their hard work. They have completed nearly ten hours of training so far, including camp craft, cooking meals on a Trangia, first aid and map skills.

“They will gain the bronze award when expedition is completed.”

Christiana Richardson