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Walking the Wolds for Duke of Edinburgh awards

Banovallum students in preparation for their Duke of Edinburgh expedition EMN-140716-151401001

Banovallum students in preparation for their Duke of Edinburgh expedition EMN-140716-151401001

Pupils from Horncastle’s Banovallum School have completed an expedition in the Wolds to go towards completing their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award.

The school has run the scheme to provide students in Year 10 the opportunity to experience practical, cultural and adventurous activities.

The activities are selected by the students and have been completed largely in their own time with guidance from someone knowledgeable in each subject.

There are four sections they must complete; skills, volunteering, a physical reaction activity and an expedition.

17 students at Banovallum are working in three groups and carried out their expedition between Monday and Tuesday (July 21-22).

They had to carry all their own equipment, including tents, cooking stoves, clothing, sleeping equipment and food.

The students needed to undertake the first three activities for a minimum of three months, with one being continued for a further three months.

They have had to dedicate an hour a week to their chosen activity.

The expedition they completed included two phases; a practice and qualifying expedition.

On both expeditions the students needed to walk for two days and camp the night between.

They were challenged with navigation, teambuilding, camp craft, first aid and a project to collect observations to create a presentation - this was done for six hours each day.

 

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