Three pupils from Campbeltown Grammar School recently completed an overnight camp in preparation for the completion of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) Award. Jo Chinn, Liam MacCallum and Alice Morton hiked part of the Kintyre Way and camped overnight at Bordadubh. They experienced every kind of weather – snow, sun and gales on their hike!
Students had to carry all their equipment, including tents, cooking stove and food, as well as their sleeping bags and clothes. Liam, Alice and Jo also took a pink flamingo on the hike to support the school’s Gambia Project 2014!
This is a fantastic achievement for the students who have worked hard and excelled at overcoming their own personal challenges. They have all completed their Skills, Physical and Service Sections of the D of E. Among the activities which qualified were floristry, volunteering at the local children’s nursery, Sea Cadets, Mull of Kintyre Bike Challenge, swimming training and the John Muir Award for completing a beach clean at Peninver. Liam, Alice and Jo will complete a further practice hike before the end of June before attempting the final expedition in August/September.
Staff accompanying the expedition: Frank Chinn, Morag Martin and Agnes Stewart