Duke of EdinburghThis week was the first time the new Duke of Edinburgh Silver group worked together as a team to navigate their way around Shaugh Prior on the their first training walk. They were taught the key concepts of navigation and different ways to be able to reach a destination without having to take a bearing.
We have 7 keen students taking on the commitment of the Duke of Edinburgh award, but also the most rewarding award to achieve. They continue their training next week with a final practice walk before their official practice expedition the first weekend of half term, which consists of 3 days walking and a 2 night wild camp on Dartmoor.
Lunchtime activities continued again this week where 2 games of swing ball were set up for anyone to come and take part. Lunchtime activities will take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday outside the Intervention Centre and will be run by prefect students. A variety of activities will be coming soon for anyone to take part in with the chance to win stickers and be invited in to the tipi for free hot chocolate.
Finally, Thursday evening the Year 10 MAT group will take part in a Dartmoor challenge where there will be a series of challenges they have to overcome which will test teamwork and resilience on the moor below Great Staple Tor. Following this, the Year 7 MAT group will be taken rock climbing at the Dewerstone as a team building exercise before they take part in an overnight camp at Nuns Cross Farm on Dartmoor later in the year.
(Outdoor Education & Adventure Activities Instructor)