In the very last week of the previous academic year, four Sixth Form students, James Metcalf, Aidan O’Toole, Mary Delariarte and Rory Bell, successfully completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Over a period of four days and three nights, they had to navigate their way over open country in the Pennine Hills around Richmond in North Yorkshire. The group faced several challenges, not least carrying very heavy rucksacks with all their equipment and walking for up to eight hours a day. The four students did exceptionally well. Working together as a team, they passed the expedition part of their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award with aplomb. Having completed their residential, physical, volunteering and skill sections of the award, the four successful students will be invited to go to Buckingham Palace where they will be presented with a certificate to celebrate this fantastic achievement.