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
Cooking breakfast
Girls had to cook all their own meals
Packing up gear ready for the day
Girls discuss the day ahead
Preparing to leave Patterdale Hall
The group
Making a start
Tackling one of the Lake District's hills
Setting up camp
Girls put up their own tents
The girls camp overnight
Preparing for a day of canoeing
Pushing off from the bank
Excited to make a start
Preparing kit
Almost ready to depart
Smiling faces
Girls had a great time camping
A field full of tents
Enjoying the sunshine
Cooking dinner
Honing mapreading skills
Keeping each other motivated
The girls worked hard to meet their targets
Enjoying the experience