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Sixteen Year 12 pupils spent the last part of the Easter holidays in Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, at the foot of the Grampian Mountains on their practice Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition.

They had excellent weather conditions; providing incredible views of the stunning Scottish landscape. The groups walked over 60km and spent 3 nights wild camping. They fished for their supper in the lochs and shared their experiences in the wilderness with red deer, red squirrels, grouse, highland cattle and, of course lots, of sheep. They completed the week with an afternoon of climbing and abseiling with our new CCF Assistant, SSI Sgt Paddy Ryan.

Expedition leader, Mr Jonathan Pooley, said “All the pupils involved worked hard to develop their individual skills and group morale was very high. A highly successful and enjoyable trip to one of my favourite parts of the world.”

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