Reigate Grammar School DofE

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Gold expedition to Howgills

BIG Gold expedition to NW Pennines: 10-14 July 2010.  Rain, wind, sun!  66 people: 9 groups and 13 staff travelled by coach and 2 minibuses to a remote corner of the Pennines on the Cumbria-Yorkshire border.  3 qualifying groups were outstanding and completed teir 4 day hike professionally and with great spirit and enthusiasm.  Training groups did well in the conditions and I hope they feel prepared for their qualifying hike in August. 

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Conservation Day Nutfield Marshes

30 3rd Year pupils went down to Nutfield Marshes – a nature reserve being established near Mercers Park.  They worked on clearing a pond of invading reed mace (bull rushes) and surrounding willow.  They managed to clear a substantial amount in just a day.  This counts towards their Volunteering section.