Dark Peak Expedition

Posted on: 07/09/2018

Fourteen intrepid students from Lancaster, their teachers Mr Wilkes and Mr Jones recently went to the Dark Peak in Derbyshire for a three days camping expedition. What happened next changed aspiration and opened new horizons. Over three days, students had to put up their tents, sleep in sleeping bags, cook for themselves, be generally self-sufficient and climb mountains. They experienced several interesting and exciting walks; Hollins Cross and Mam Tor being just two of them, with steep and often challenging terrain. The views were breathtakingly beautiful and one boy commented that the scenery looked as if it has been ‘photo shopped.’ Mr Jones reports that: ‘At every turn, they surpassed my expectations. It really wasn’t easy, but what I learnt was that then the going got tough, instead of saying ‘I can’t do this’ students looked around and helped each other…every single one of them. It made me very proud.’ One of the Lancaster values is resilience and the students certainly learned a lot about keeping going and not giving up when life becomes challenging and the going gets difficult. Let’s hope that they can apply this to their studies!

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