Twenty four Lower Five girls received their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards in a presentation attended by parents, family and friends. The guest speaker was the climber and adventurer Ben Heason.
Ben spoke about his "obsession" with climbing and about some of the lessons he has learned from the more than 10,000 climbs he has completed. The focus of his talk was the first ever climb of the 979m tall Angel Falls in Venezuela. This is the highest waterfall in the world and is overhanging virtually throughout. The climb took twenty days to complete and was described as 'one of the finest achievements by British climbers on foreign soil'. It was an extraordinary tale of courage, commitment and personal endeavour; all the ingredients necessary to motivate our DofE girls onto the next stage.