Bolton School Senior Girls

Year 9 Girls Rise to Duke of Edinburgh Challenge

The whole of Year 9 at Bolton School Girls’ Division signed up for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and each of the 107 girls who went on the expedition to Patterdale Hall, the School’s outdoor adventure learning centre, succeeded in becoming self-sufficient for two days.

The girls spent six hours each day in planned activities, and succeeded in cooking their own meals and camping out overnight as part of the expedition.

The tents at Patterdale Hall

The tents at Patterdale Hall

Cooking breakfast

Cooking breakfast

Girls had to cook all their own meals

Girls had to cook all their own meals

Packing up gear ready for the day

Packing up gear ready for the day

Girls discuss the day ahead

Girls discuss the day ahead

Preparing to leave Patterdale Hall

Preparing to leave Patterdale Hall

The group

The group

Making a start

Making a start

Tackling one of the Lake District's hills

Tackling one of the Lake District's hills

Setting up camp

Setting up camp

Girls put up their own tents

Girls put up their own tents

Teamwork

Teamwork

The girls camp overnight

The girls camp overnight

Preparing for a day of canoeing

Preparing for a day of canoeing

Pushing off from the bank

Pushing off from the bank

Excited to make a start

Excited to make a start

Preparing kit

Preparing kit

Almost ready to depart

Almost ready to depart

Smiling faces

Smiling faces

Girls had a great time camping

Girls had a great time camping

A field full of tents

A field full of tents

Enjoying the sunshine

Enjoying the sunshine

Cooking dinner

Cooking dinner

Honing mapreading skills

Honing mapreading skills

Keeping each other motivated

Keeping each other motivated

The girls worked hard to meet their targets

The girls worked hard to meet their targets

Enjoying the experience

Enjoying the experience