Expedition Preparations

Expedition Preparations

Our Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students have been taking part in a range of volunteering, physical and skill-based activities.

From helping out in local libraries to supporting in student leadership roles our students are fully engaged in a range of different opportunities.

A total of 34 students from the group have achieved their Qualsafe Level 2 First Aid at Work qualification as part of their skill section.

Students developed the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations, including managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, choking, shock, wounds and bleeding and minor injuries.

Our students have also been beginning preparations for their expeditions which will begin in April. The Personal Development Activity sessions have been teaching students to navigate, risk assess and plan routes.

As we near our first expeditions students are learning those essential camp craft skills that they will need to support their two-day self-sufficient expeditions. During these sessions students have been learning how and where to pitch their tents and have practiced the use of Trangia stoves for cooking.

Students will be venturing onto the North York Moors in March for a practice walk in preparation for their expeditions too. During this walk they will have the opportunity to test out their newly acquired skills in map reading and the use of their compass through a series of micro-navigation challenges. We look forward to reporting back to you in the summer term and sharing news from our expedition season.

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