A group of Year 10 and Year 12 students took part in a Camping, First Aid and Map Skills preparation course as part of their training for the International Bronze and Silver Award programme on the 20th to 21st January.
After school, the students were involved in putting up tents, cooking their own meals using camping stoves, doing a map skills course and a course on what equipment to bring on future camping trips. It was impressive to see the meals the students had prepared. They spent the night camping in the gym.
The students were then woken up at 6.45 and after a making their own breakfast and taking down their tents the students underwent morning courses in First Aid (that covered basic hiking ailments and medical emergencies) and a course in map route planning. All the students showed a willingness to learn and enthusiasm and are now prepared for the future camping trips that will take place in April and June.
Finally, a big thank you to all staff that helped over the weekend – Ms Usher & Mr Pinnock.
Update from: Mr Bourne, International Award Coordinator