Gold DofE - Hurstpierpoint College

Gold DofE

Four of our intrepid Lower Sixth (Year 12) took to Brecon Beacons for their DofE Gold assessment expedition. This was the first trekking group we have had at Hurst for a couple of years, so it’s great to see pupils volunteering for this arduous option.

Starting out at Pontsicill, north of Merthy Tydfil, they trekked to Talybont, Llangorse, Capel-y-Ffin and finished off at Abergavenny, the gateway to the Beacons. The weather got progressively more pleasant, as did the campsites. The 4 became 5, when a stray collie tagged on to the group for a day’s trek.

For the first time in my time as an assessor, the group arrived at the final checkpoint within 6 minutes of their projected arrival time, a superb effort. Fred Simkins, Director of Outdoor Education