Building Resilience - Duke of EdinburghPosted on: 10/11/2017
Just before the half-term break, new participants in the Duke of Edinburgh’s award programme practised their map reading and compass skills at Bentley Priory Nature Reserve. Students were asked to come “prepared” but left to their own initiative as to deciding what “prepared” meant. It was absolutely impressive how many came ready for anything – changes in weather, difficult terrain, carrying first aid packs, water bottles and so on. There were, however, some rather interesting choices of footwear and those students learnt the hard way as they trudged through muddy fields while trying to find their checkpoints. All in all, it was an engaging and successful day that began to prepare our new Duke of Edinburgh participants for their practice and qualifying expeditions next year.
Well done to all involved – very proud.