ARDROSSAN pupils going for gold on the Duke of Edinburgh awards recently completed a gruelling trek over four days.

Six pupils joined by their teacher endure rain, wind and freezing temperatures to trek an 80km distance earlier in March.

Duke of Edinburgh North Ayrshire said: “They’ve done it! Superb effort from Ardrossan Academy’s Golds in navigating their way through the hills and glens of Galloway.

“Freezing temperatures, driving rain, strong winds and they still motored through 80kms over the four days.”

Youngsters aged 14 to 24-year-old can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold.

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