Well done to the 122 pupils who successfully completed their DofE Final Expedition this summer. An impressive 26 were at Gold level and the rest at Silver. Here are some of the highlights:
Dr Smith (Silver A)
Silver A experienced glorious weather on their first day of expedition as they walked through Glen Nevis or canoed up the Great Glen. Some did find the navigation challenging through the forest section. Day two, the heavens opened up and the rain fell – the conditions were tough so all credit goes to all 42 Silver A participants as they all reached the finishing line!
Mr Macleod (Silver B)
Silver B were not accustomed to the wet stuff from the sky after their glorious training weekends. The paddlers did the Great Glen in style enjoying curry for lunch! The walkers in the Nevis Range area decided to make their route extra challenging with a 2-hour detour!
Mr Stirling (Gold)
The Gold Kayak team were on the West Coast in the Arisaig area. They successfully completed a fantastic trip and handled the challenges that the sea environment presented with tenacity and good humour. The walking groups were in the Nevis Range area. They showed great determination and team work as they coped with very difficult weather conditions and a challenging terrain.
Sailing with Dr McGrath
Good winds meant the sailors could get out to places like Lismore, Eigg, Muck, Rum & Tobermory with Ocean Youth Trust. There they did beach cleans as well as admired the scenery. The pupils not only passed their expedition but also gained their RYA Start Yachting Certificate.
The next challenge for all the DofE groups is for them to complete all the other sections and be presented with their completed Certificate.