Duke of Edinburgh Award Practise Expedition

15th April 2016

On Thursday 7 April a selected few Year 12 students were invited to take part in an extra Duke of Edinburgh training day held in Epping Forest.  The focus of the day was developing orienteering skills in preparation for the students qualifying expedition that took place this week.

 

All students showed signs of understanding basic map reading skills including knowing the difference between different public rights of way, understanding other public access and different vegetation symbols.  Students also learnt how to pace 100 metres.

 

The weather was damp and the ground was muddy, but this did not put any of the students off facing the real challenge of the qualifying expedition.