Duke Of Edinburgh practice
Six teams set off from Chawton early on Saturday 29th April to complete their Bronze Practice expedition on what turned out to be a beautiful sunny day.
Participants had completed two day-long walks previously with close adult supervision during which they learnt how to navigate.
This expedition was an opportunity to put those skills in to practice as independent teams. The walk between Chawton and school was 16-18Km and was the first time the participants had carried full kit, packing their large backpacks as if away for two days with tents and Taenias (cooking stoves).
The teams all did really well and successfully navigated to the end point where they practised setting up tents and using the Trangia to cook an evening meal.
After enjoying their well-deserved dinner, snacks, some relax time (a game of football for some) they packed up the tents and headed home to a comfy bed. That won't be the case in June when they will spend two days walking and camp out overnight! We are very proud of all the students and how well they worked together in their teams. We wish them all the very best of luck for their Assessed expedition.