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Valuable Skills Learnt on DofE Expedition

Well done to all 31 Year 9 students who took part in the Bronze DofE training day on Saturday.

A first taste of the outdoor expedition, students all completed a short walk, learning valuable navigation and map reading skills from experienced staff volunteers.

Students had a crash course in pitching a tent for a good night's sleep and folding it away correctly so as to keep it as dry and clean as possible for the next use.

Students were also taught how to safely set up, light, and cook on a Trangia camping stove which they will use for all of their cooking when on expedition.

The students engaged in all of the activities with a keen interest and enthusiasm, learning valuable expedition skills that they will use again after half term when they complete their final Bronze expedition.

A huge thank you to all of the staff volunteers who gave their time and expertise to make this an engaging and valuable training experience for all of the students.

Mrs Sly, DofE Leader