Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
Last weekend saw 61, Year 9 pupils complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition, based in the countryside around Scorton and the Trough of Bowland.
On Friday, 5 groups of pupils were dropped off in Garstang and completed a 9 mile walk, via Nicky Nook, to the campsite at the Gathering fields. There was a guided walk where all groups learnt about map reading, pacing and how to work as a team. All pupils did well in the difficult heat.
On reaching the campsite, pupils hit the chance to practice their camp craft skills, erecting their tents and cooking their tea, all of which they had carried on their backs! The next morning they completed a solo circular walk, putting the skills they had learnt the previous day to the test!
On Saturday afternoon, the second group of pupils were dropped off and completed the above walks but in reverse. All pupils coped extremely well with the heat of the weekend, working well as a team to encourage, motivate and problem solve together in tough, hot conditions. This is all in preparation for the assessment expedition in September where they will complete two unguided walks to hopefully achieve their Bronze Duke if Edinburgh award.