Silver Duke of Edinburgh training
The expeditions for the Bronze and Silver participants of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards are fast approaching! Our 15 Silver participants had the opportunity to take part in their training programme off site at GO Outdoors. Whilst they covered navigational skills such as OS map signs and symbols, contours and pacing, they also practiced putting up tents and as a bit of extra fun they each rock climbed (this is not part of the expedition unless they get very very lost in the Peak District!)
A very positive session was had. Part 2 this week will cover first aid, camp cooking, packing a rucksack and further navigation skills like route planning before they then go on their first navigational walk in Ashbourne.