Students battle elements to reach summit of Snowdon

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A GROUP of students from Portsmouth High School battled wind, rain and fog in Snowdonia last week to come out on top and reach the summit of Snowdon.

The challenge for the girls was part of the school’s attempt to have students achieving bronze, silver and gold in the Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme.

Despite the wind and rain, the students completed the expedition in four days, as they battled the tough terrain of the Welsh mountainside.

The girls were trained to have a high level of navigation and understanding of the weather before they embarked on their challenge.

Headmistress of Portsmouth High School Jane Prescott said: ‘I am very proud of the girls’ achievements in taking on the challenges of the Duke of Edinburgh awards.

‘Learning new skills and leadership opportunities are all part of the award.’