Bronze DofE Practice Expedition
Rutland Water proves to be ideal setting for first experience of DofE...
25 Year 9 pupils and two Y10 pupils started their DofE journey last weekend with their training and practice in Rutland. Each group was trained by two Gold DofE pupils, as well as ex-head girl Rachel Bretherton, who returned to help. They all gave up three days to teach, mentor and support their group under the supervision of Andy and Dave from First 4 Adventure. On Friday they completed a series of workshops including tents, trangias, emergency scenarios, route planning, navigating and compass work, rucksacks and kit. On Saturday and Sunday they completed a six hour walk each day covering approximately 26 km in total learning to navigate. Overall the weather was kind with a heavy storm thankfully descending after everyone had cooked and sheltered in their tents. One group will be doing some extra training and then they will be ready for the Qualifier in the White Peaks at the end of term. Good luck!
Thank you also to Dr Hills and Mrs Davison for accompanying the expedition.
More photos on the gallery.