Trek to the Stones

At the end of the half-term break, 25 pupils from the Fourth Form undertook the School’s first Trek to the Stones expedition.

After a practice expedition during the Easter Break their objective was to walk from School to Avebury with an overnight camp at All Cannings, following their own planned route of either 30, 40 or 50km. Two groups opted for the 40km distance and one the 50km. Unaccompanied, independent and carrying everything they needed in their rucksacks, the pupils were responsible for their own navigation, camping, cooking and had to look after both themselves and the other members of their group.

At the campsite not only were they greeted by a family of alpacas but the owners commented that they were the nicest school group they had ever had staying. Despite the sweltering heat and having drunk a staggering 120 litres of water between them, all the groups made it to Avebury by the 1730 deadline on Sunday and enjoyed cans of drinks and donuts before heading home.

The Trek to the Stones is a new initiative introduced by our Head of Adventure Education Sam Moore. After this year's success we are sure that many more Fourth Form pupils will sign up for this challenge next year.

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