Bronze DofE Expedition Training Day
Duke of Edinburgh participants enjoyed a day getting ready for their expedition.
As part of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, pupils took part in an expedition training day on Monday 27th March when not just the sun was shining – volunteers and participants alike had a fantastic day. The participants learned the theory of how to use a compass and practised orienteering on the school field. They experienced how to cook their planned expedition meal(s) on a Trangia and enjoyed their meals out in the sunshine. With the expedition rucksacks being almost bigger than some of the participants, they were shown how to correctly pack and adjust their rucksacks for safe carrying, and to avoid being tipped over in the process. The day finished with pitching tents with a record time of 7 minutes for the first group. Pulling together and helping each other out was one of the big aims for participants and this teamwork was clearly on show throughout the entire day.
A big well done to all participants and a huge thank you to all staff involved. Special thanks to Mr Underwood and Ms Blakey for supporting this day.
Mr D. Stevens & Ms T. Hurley (DofE managers)