Trips and Expeditions

Trips and Expeditions

We offer regular camping trips to the Brecon Beacons, and participation in the Ten Tors event. The Ten Tors Challenge is organised by the Army. The teams, depending on age, face hikes of 35, 45 or 55 miles, visiting ten nominated tors over two days. The teams must be self-sufficient, carrying all they need to complete their route safely despite the terrain and the weather.

Although there are many challenge walks in Britain today, Ten Tors is still alone in catering solely for young people. Usually taking place in the second weekend of May, many pupils who participate will remember the event with pride for the remainder of their lives, and for some it may even be a life-changing experience.

Overseas Expeditions

Previous overseas expeditions have included: 

  • Arctic Circle 2009
  • Borneo 2010
  • Ecuador 2011
  • Mont Blanc 2012
     

 
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award is open to pupils in the Fourth Form. To achieve this prestigious Award, pupils must demonstrate determination, commitment, organisation, teamwork and physical capability.

The Bronze Award is made up of the following: Volunteering; Physical; Skill; Expedition.

Probably the most demanding and enjoyable section of the Award is the Expedition section. In this section, pupils have to work as a team to plan, prepare and be completely self-sufficient on a two-day hiking and camping expedition in the New Forest.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award is open to pupils in the Lower Sixth. To achieve this over-subscribed and prestigious Award, pupils must demonstrate a high level of determination, commitment, organisation, teamwork and physical capability. Successful participants are presented with their Gold Award in the presence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at St James’s Palace in London.

The Gold Award is made up of the following: Residential; Volunteering; Physical Skill; Expedition. 

Probably the most demanding and enjoyable section of the Award is the Expedition section. In this section, pupils have to work as a team to plan, prepare and be completely self-sufficient on a four day hiking and camping expedition in the Brecon Beacons or the Atlas mountains in Morocco