Wednesday saw 82 Upper Fourth and 58 Lower Sixth students practising vital navigation skills needed for their Duke of Edinburgh Expedition. For some of the Lower Sixth this was a chance to recap on some important skills, but for most it was their first experience at map reading, compass bearings and pacing. Each team had a qualified Mountain Leader with them, giving expert advice and sharing real-life experience along the way.
The students had a glorious afternoon and some ambitious groups made it up to Epsom Downs to enjoy some beautiful views over London.
“Groups were not only honing their map skills, but also had to work as a team. There were some standout leaders, which was fantastic to see, making sure instructions were given in a clear and concise way, and that no team member was left behind.”
Miss Lydia Birch, Head of DoE
Everyone made it back to base with some stories from the footpath to share and eager for their practice expedition in March.