24/06/14 - Further success for Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award!
Three more groups, a total of 15 Year 10 pupils, have successfully completed their Bronze Expeditions in the Mourne Mountains last week. The wet and windy weather conditions experienced during their practice journey certainly didn't deter any pupils, and thankfully the sun shone for the entire 2 days during the assessed journey, allowing the pupils to enjoy the wonderful scenery of Mourne.
All 3 groups began their trek from Meelmore Lodge, following the Mourne Way, to camp at The Rocky Mountain Centre. Everyone worked well to get the tents erected, before 'tucking in' to feasts of pasta and noodles, along with the copious amounts of sweets and chocolate.
The final leg on Day 2 took the groups through Kilbroney Forest Park, where the minibus was then once again pulled up and ready to transport everyone safely back to Newtownhamilton.
The pictures speak for themselves, showing the smiling faces and the enjoyment our pupils get from this worthwhile experience. Assessor Mrs Sandra O'Hara from St. Mary's High School Newry congratulated the groups on their success. Mr Chambers and Mrs Graham also commend all pupils on their skills in navigation, team work and fitness. Well done.