Sun 07 Jul 2019
Students from Airedale Academy trekked across Silkstone for the start of their Bronze expedition. The route took them south towards Oxspring, before travelling east along the Trans Pennine Trail and then north up to Lindley Dike before heading back to the campsite at High Lea Farm. At the working campsite, students spent the afternoon entertaining themselves from playing cards and football to rolling themselves down the hill. As the clouds rumbled overhead, students cooked their evening meals using a gas stove. The final activity of the night began; the campfire! As soon as the fire had been started, the marshmallows quickly followed before the students settled down in tents for the evening. The next day, students packed up their camping equipment early and set off for their second day's walk - up to Cannon Hall. The route took students in a northerly direction up through Hoylandswaine and Cawthorne before arriving at Cannon Hall. With spirits high, students blitzed this route, arriving in record time! The students really enjoyed themselves and thoroughly deserved to pass the expedition section of their Duke of Edinburgh award. Well done to all the students and thank you to the staff for volunteering over the weekend!