The final assessed Bronze Expedition of the season took place over the weekend 6th-7th May.

After first period on Saturday, the girls headed out to the Golden Swan campsite in Wilcot. Once again, we lucky with the weather and sun cream was required rather than waterproofs! 'Team 9' adopted Monty, a friendly Golden Retriever, who walked much of the same route as the team, while 'Team 7' had lunch with some inquisitive young cows.

More animals were met along the way, as the footpath to the campsite was blocked by a pair of protective Canada Geese and eight goslings who were determined not to let 'Team 7' pass.  'Team 7' were equally determined not to take a long detour and managed to get past with the help of some friendly cyclists (and fierce determination).  After a filling meal of pasta and a good night's sleep (for most girls), the teams were up early on Sunday and keen to reach the end at Urchfont Pond. It wasn't an easy day for the girls due to the hot and dry weather, but the thought of finishing spurred all the teams on.

After the inevitable map reading errors, all the teams arrived safely back to school, successfully completing the Bronze Expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Once the teams complete their Expedition Presentations, they will then be ready to progress onto the Silver Award!