On the 16th and 17th of April 7 cadets from 1101 went to the peak district to complete their practice silver DofE walk. Did it go well? Definitely, not only did they pass another group we were also an hour early to the finish line. Everyone was exhausted and warn out but in the end it was worth it. On the first day of the walk we became lost at the very start but the cadets were still enthusiastic and confidant so they kept soldiering on, as soon as they were on track the map reading was floorless right until they reached the campsite. Where it was snowing and cold but still they continued to pitch their tents and cook their meals, with Corporal Coupar showing off his cooking with a full meal containing sausages, mash and beans, everyone was still in high spirits. As the night progressed to the evening everyone was fast asleep in the warmth of their tents and sleeping bag to recover from the 1st day. The sun started to rise and the cadets groaned, moaned and didn’t want to wake up….. they did after a while. The tent doors swung open to reveal a field of ice ‘oh joy’ filled their minds, but still cooked, packed their bags and were finally ready to start the next walk for 9:00. The 2nd day was a breeze with only minor issues but the group of 7 did it after a tough and long weekend….. They were over the moon to be home that afternoon but only to do their live soon.
Well done everyone who took part that weekend, Kettering, Newton and Sheffield.