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For the first four days of the Summer Half Term, 50 Lower 6th students made their way to Loch Tay, Blair Atholl and Dunkeld for their Duke of Edinburgh Gold training expedition.

If it isn’t raining, it isn’t training, would be an apt saying for this expedition. Wet and windy Highland weather bombarded our students over the four days but our walkers, canoeists and stand-up paddle boarders (SUP’s) performed incredibly well.

Despite the intense weather conditions, the teams developed the skills required for them to complete their remotely supervised expedition in August.

Remarkably, the sun came out for the final few hours of the expedition, just in time to dry our tents before the coaches arrived. A huge well done to all those involved!

This year we also have a canoe group travelling to Poland to undertake the first ever Fettes SUP expedition. Keep up to date with all of our Outdoor Pursuits news by heading to our Twitter page here.

For more photographs and videos of the training expedition, please click here