Duke of Edinburgh Award Training Weekend
Friday 28 April 2023
Over the weekend of 22-23 April, 44 Bronze students and 19 Silver students took their first steps in their expedition section of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. The students worked in their expedition teams and were excited to receive their DofE Expedition t-shirts!
They had a jam-packed weekend, learning new skills including: map reading using a compass and bearings; expedition nutrition and menu planning; outdoor first aid; assembling an expedition kit; learning how to pack a 60 litre rucksack and what to wear on an expedition; the Countryside Code; how to set up a tent; and the safety measures of using a Trangia stove.
Thank you to the DofE Queenswood Team for supporting the students, and to Peak Expeditions for providing outstanding training. We look forward to seeing you at the Practice Expedition – only three weeks to go!