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Duke of Edinburgh Success

Over two evenings and two weekends in the summer term, 34 girls from Year 10 completed the ‘expedition’ section of their Duke of Edinburgh award.

The first weekend away was the ‘practice walk’ completed in the Andover area, where the girls got to grips with key skills like cooking on a stove and pitching a tent – whilst also completing a 25km walk with heavy backpacks on! 

The second weekend away was the ‘assessed expedition’ in the Wantage area. The girls had to contend with huge hills and high temperatures… but they kept going and ultimately triumphed.  They all ‘passed’ this section and went home tired but proud.  Congratulations to all who took part.  You’re all winners!

Duke of Edinburgh


Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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