Alton Webteam: June 2019
It was a glorious day for the Year 8 Young Venturers' expedition — clear skies and the temperature climbing to 26 degrees!
The three girls and four boys set off from Holybourne, and almost immediately discovered how easy it is to get mislaid even when close to home! However, they soon passed Wyck and continued, although not without further excitements, to Binsted, where they enjoyed an early lunch in a shady spot beside the church wall.
The afternoon saw them passing south of Alice Holt forest, across the busy A325 (with help from their supervisors) and so via Dockenfield to their campsite by the river at Mellow Farm. It was a pleasant spot beside the River Slea, and in no time the tents were up and various hot dishes were being prepared — mainly of the pasta and sauce variety. Then time to relax and enjoy the trim trail, the woods, and of course the water!
After a good night's sleep (well, nearly!) and a cooked breakfast, they were packed and ready for parents to collect them at 9.30am.
All that remains is for them to prepare an account of their experiences and then they'll have gained their Young Venturers' "Navigators' Certificate". Next year, Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze, perhaps?
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