Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award Training
Camping in the mist
Thirty-two teenagers set off in the mist and rain for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's expedition training. For some it was their first attempt at sleeping under canvas and cooking in the open air. The novice campers were helped along by some of the more experienced Year 10s who had had plenty of practise training for the Ten Tors event.
The students walked in groups of 6 for about 6 hours, carrying all their gear and navigating their way to to reach their campsite near Yarnscombe. They had great fun pitching tents in a field kindly lent by 'Survival Paintball' and enjoyed(?) their boil in the bag meals. The following day another 6 hour hike brought them back to School in Bideford. The mist cleared, the sun came out and from the photographs they also managed to reward themselves with an ice-cream!
Away from the classroom, TVs and IPADs, new friendships were made, old ones strengthened and a great time was had by all!