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Students Get a Taste of the Wild

Generic SchoolEarlier this week, Year 9 students got to experience Duke of Edinburgh’s Award taster sessions as part of the first PD Day of the year.

 

It was an overcast, and at times, wet day, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the students as they moved around a carousel of activities, each designed to reflect part of the Award.

 

Students spent two hours orienteering at Great Salterns, learned some map skills in a classroom session, created some impressive camp-stove food in a cooking session, did some basic survival and search training in our nature reserve, and all came together as a year group for some team building on the school field.

 

Despite the weather it was a great day, and gave the students a good insight into what to expect if they decide to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award later this year.

 

Mr Payne