In three teams the pupils walked from Corriechoille to Spean Bridge, camping overnight around Meanach. Carrying all their supplies and using their navigation skills, developed in training and practise, they worked hard as teams to support each other and complete the tough expedition. Very luckily the weather was as spectacular as the scenery and enabled the young people to feel very proud of their local environment and its beauty.
Even when they faced challenges from sore feet, tiredness, midges and sometimes navigation they pulled together. They problem solved, made decisions and encouraging each other to keep going using both humour and sympathy. Dylan Scott said ‘Although we took the wrong route and climbed up a mountain we didn’t need to, we stuck together and solved our own problem and still completed.’ summing up how DofE really develops the young people’s skills for life. Mrs McBride, the new Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator at Kinlochleven said ‘They proved themselves to be highly responsible, trustworthy and determined young people and thoroughly deserve the accreditation for completing this part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.’
As Michael McInnes says ‘ Just by finishing you feel so good about yourself.’