Silver Expedition a success

An impressive 79 pupils successfully completed their Silver Expedition this June.

The heavens opened for Mr Stirling’s Silver Group A on day 1 and keeping kit dry added to the challenge. Just when they thought they thought things were brightening up the wind dropped and out came the dreaded midge.

However, they kept a positive attitude and worked together as a team to pull through and enjoyed some well-earned sunshine to finish.

Mr Macleod’s Silver B were a day behind and initially thought they were going to follow a similar fate as a deluge greeted them on arrival. Then the shades and suntan lotion were out as the blue skies appeared for the second half of their journey through the wilderness.

The water groups paddled the Caledonian Canal from Fort William to Fort Augustus while the walking groups were based around the remote Corrour estate.

A superb achievement and well done. Their next challenge is to complete their Volunteering, Physical and Skills section of the Award to gain their completed Silver certificate.

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