Duke of Edinburgh – Gold Navigation Training
- Published: Monday, 13 March 2017 12:04
On a surprisingly temperate Sunday morning, preparation for the Summer 2017 practice Duke of Edinburgh expedition began in earnest, as forty L6 students and six Birkdale teachers boarded a coach and headed to Hayfield in the Sett Valley region of the Peak District.
In their expedition groups, the students navigated their way up and around Kinder Scout moorland plateau and National Nature Reserve, which rises to 636 metres above sea-level at its highest point. The weather conditions made for an invigorating day, and the seven groups all learned much about using a compass; setting a map; observing the scenery around them to pick up valuable navigational tips; and how to gel as a team. In short: the day was a tiring but rewarding one for all concerned. Next up: route planning and map work begins in earnest this Thursday 4-5pm in Grayson.