Navigation Training for D of E Group

NavigationSpread over two sessions, the students taking part in this years Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award have been learning map and compass skills.


In the first session, students learnt about map orientation, how to use the grid reference system to identify accurate locations, and were also introduced to the route card, which is an essential element of the expeditions they will undertake this summer.


In the second session, students used a compass to determine direction of travel, and to take bearings which could then be added to the route card.


Students picked up these essential skills really quickly, which was great to see.


The next training session is based on how to prepare a meal using only one saucepan!