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Duke of Edinburgh Walk

Sunshine, muddy puddles and high spirits were the order of the day on Sunday 1st March, when students and leaders from Testbourne’s Duke of Edinburgh Award group were out on a fantastic day walk near St Mary Bourne.

The students were split into their four DofE teams, and everyone completed a figure-of-eight shaped walk through an undulating landscape The weather was fantastic and managed to avoid the recent storms and rains, which definitely lifted spirits when the legs were tiring towards the end of the 10 mile (16km) hike.

Students took it in turns to lead and navigate their groups, with leaders simply keeping a watchful eye from the back. Highlights included some lovely views across the Bourne valley and spotting deer in the fields nearby, and Mrs Brooker’s dog Buster was an enthusiastic extra team member for the day.