Three Gold DofE teams set off to the Yorkshire Dales at the end of the Summer Term to complete their final expedition. It was another very hot year, with the girls having to carry extra water and getting refills a number of times throughout the day.

The Assessor was very complimentary about their team work and how well they looked after each other, also about their knowledge and competence on the hillside, adding, 'I would not expect anything less from St Mary's girls'. The teams always had a cheerful and positive attitude throughout, completing their four-day expedition on a high at Settle railway station. They were a pleasure to be with and look after.

Mrs Elizabeth Thompson, Outdoor Activities Coordinator