Pupils from Syntax (Saturday and Sunday) and Grammar (Monday and Tuesday) participated in the Expedition Qualifying aspect of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, Bronze Section. Twenty pupils from Syntax and eighty from Grammar completed the programme.

Syntax had some challenging weather conditions to begin on Saturday but overall were lucky as the sun eventually came out and continued predominantly over the following three days. The moral and attitude from all participants was exemplary and summed up the Stonyhurst character perfectly. The sight of pupils out and about around the beautiful surroundings of our local area was a delight following the last fourteen months of the difficult challenging times we have been through.

Well done to all and my sincere thanks to all the staff who gave of their time to facilitate this most valuable experience for the pupils.

Lt Col A Barber CO