On 13 and 14 October 49 Lower College pupils embarked on their qualifying expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award in the Cotswolds. The boys and girls were whisked away from College to eight different starting points between the M5 and the Duntisbournes and walked approximately 15 km across country to Cranham following routes planned in the Summer Term. The overnight camp was held at the Gloucestershire Scout Centre and the pupils departed again on Wednesday morning, looking a little less fresh, for a similar second day. Despite a cold camp all completed their journeys by the end of Wednesday afternoon with aching shoulders but having enjoyed the blessing of blue skies and dry weather. It is hoped that this first experience of the Award will lead to greater achievement in the Gold Award in Sixth Form.