On Thursday, 28th June, pupils from 4IC took part in their D of E practice expedition.  All pupils thoroughly enjoyed this experience as it proved to be a fantastic vocational activity for them.  Below are accounts written by the pupils.


Shona Stein.

On Thursday 28th June, some of class 4IC went on a D of E expedition. We walked from school to Green Archers Campsite. It was 8 and a half miles to get there.

On the first mile, Jack spotted a shortcut. The funniest part was when we met a problem. Uh-oh. There was a stream. Some people were brave enough to jump over it but I got a piggy back from Martin. I was so scared i’d fall in. Martin got wet feet! Eventually we arrived at the campsite. We helped each other put up tents.  The best bit was the BBQ. We cooked sausages and marshmallows. They were scrumptious! For tea we had ration packs and they were as delicious as the hotdogs.  At night time I hung around with the boys for a bit then got ready to snuggle up into my cosy bed.  The hardest part has to be when I had to walk through a field of Cows in order to get back to school. This was hard for me as I have a phobia of Cows but I done it! It felt amazing to be back at school. I felt so happy i’d completed the challenge! We finished of a last day at school eating our delicious Fish and Chips, well deserved.


Seth Roberts.

My favourite part was the scenery, yes it was bit cloudy but it was still great.

The hardest part for me were stinging nettles.

I learnt not to go on long works with headaches.

I wish I could have finished the walk. I was looking forward to spending the night in a tent, I love camping.


Joshua Gutteridge.

On Thursday at 10:30, we finally packed our bags and we started our walk.  Only seven pupils and three staff members went.  The pupils were Josh, Seth, Tom, Jack, Harry, Shona and Riley. The staff members were Martin, Serena and James.

We stopped at the church in Pilton to take a break and we were past halfway there, after our break was finished, we set off back to our objective and before we knew it we was there. The manager gave us a spot for us to camp and James gave us the stuff to make a tent.