Twenty students participated in the Gold Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition in the Lake District at the beginning of the Easter break, setting off and finishing in Ambleside. The expedition comprised 3 days of walking over mountainous terrain carrying a heavy rucksack with all their equipment including tents, stoves, sleeping bags and food. The first night was in a basic farm campsite and the second night was a wild camp with no facilities. This was a practice for the qualifying expedition which will take place at the end of the summer break where they will walk for 4 days and camp for 3 nights including 1 wild camp. Students are currently planning their routes for the qualifying expedition in August.