This weekend saw the second of two practice weekends for our new Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award candidates. It was the culmination of a very comprehensive training programme which included first aid training, an in-school theory day and a navigation day on the Shropshire hills.
All 58 students arrived on Saturday evening at Womerton Farm near All Stretton for a 24-hour practice expedition, where the students had to demonstrate their knowledge and ability in skills such as menu planning, cooking on a camp stove, pitching a tent and establishing a campsite, emergency planning and handling, navigation and map reading.
Despite the freezing cold and a bitter wind, the boys did exceptionally well and all passed the final training hurdle. The assessment expeditions will be carried out during Outdoors Week in June.
Many thanks to an excellent team of instructors.