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20th May 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh Skills Training Day

Oakham School pupils completing the School’s Duke of Edinburgh Award participated in a training day in and around the local area of Rutland this week.

Teacher of Geography and expedition leader Mr Daniel Greenfield tells us more about the Bronze cycling challenge:

“The Bronze cyclists left school slightly nervous of the 60km training ride that lay ahead of them. For most, it was going to be the longest ride that they had ever attempted. After a challenging start taking on the hills to Braunston and Belton, they then enjoyed some flatter land around Eyebrook Reservoir and along the Welland Valley. After two and half hours in the saddle, they all welcomed a lunch break in the shadows of the Welland Viaduct, in Harringworth. After lunch, they dodged showers as they travelled through Barrowden, Ketton and Empingham. With the end in sight, their luck ran out and the rain came down, but all kept on going and made it safely back to school. The day certainly proved to be a good test and all pupils came through with flying colours. The experience has hopefully given them the confidence to move onto their qualifying expedition”.

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