July 17th / Last weekend some of our Year 12 students took part in a weekend of training for their Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition.  They spent two days navigating through deepest, darkest Hertfordshire, carrying all their own gear on their backs.  They practised cooking for themselves on Trangia gas stoves, and spent the night in tents which they had carried and erected themselves.  They will now have a better understanding of the demands which will be placed upon them when they undertake their assessed expedition in September.  Provided they show the same positive attitude we saw last weekend, they should do well!