Eleven Year 9 pupils completed their practice expedition in the Ripon area in May. They walked in two teams and had to be ‘journeying’ for six hours each day carrying everything they needed for the two days in their backpack. Carrying the backpack is a real challenge for most. They camped at Winksley campsites after walking about 15k on day one. Tired but happy they pitched their tents and summoned up the energy to cook their tea on a stove and play a ball game. During the second day, they walked to Fountains Abbey where they were set a challenge to visit five of the landmarks highlighted on the map. They were very lucky with the weather and all completed the practice expedition. Congratulations to everyone!