Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award Training/Practice Expedition
The start of October brought a busy weekend for our newest Duke of Edinburgh participants; 92 students from Year 10 took part in two days of activities.
On Saturday, teams were introduced to key campcraft and expedition skills as they made their way around an 8-station training carousel within school. The training sessions included putting up tents, cooking on a Trangia stove, map work, first aid, the Countryside Code, road safety, expedition food & hydration and packing a rucksack. Team evening meals were cooked on the Trangia stoves before a campfire and marshmallows were enjoyed and camping on the school field.
It was an early start on Sunday, but we were all relieved to wake up to dry conditions and another beautiful autumnal day.
Teams completed circuit routes in the local area covering distances of 16-18kms whilst carrying loaded backpacks and building map and navigation skills.
Very well done to all participants who demonstrated great resilience and determination throughout the weekend and many thanks to the 20 staff volunteers who supported the running of this big event!
Miss Gibbs and Mrs Green