Bronze DofE Students Embark on Exciting Indoor Expedition Training Day!

Studley High School’s Year 9 students pursuing their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) achieved a major milestone today as they completed their first Indoor Expedition Training Day. The day was filled with excitement, learning, and a lot of fun as they prepared for their upcoming practice expedition.
The students enthusiastically participated in a series of activities that were carefully designed to enhance their outdoor skills and teamwork. These activities will be essential as they embark on their practice expedition in the near future. The indoor training day not only provided students with a solid foundation but also fostered a strong sense of camaraderie among the group.
The training day began with a focus on orienteering skills, where the students learned how to use maps and compasses to navigate through challenging terrain. They practiced map reading and route planning, ensuring they are well-prepared for the practical application of these skills in the great outdoors.
Additionally, the students engaged in informative discussions about the equipment required for a successful expedition, from backpacks and tents to clothing and cooking gear. This session helped them better understand the importance of being well-prepared when heading out into the wilderness.
One of the highlights of the day was the hands-on practice of using camping stoves. Students were guided through the process of safely using camping stoves to cook meals during their expedition. This experience not only taught them important practical skills but also emphasized the importance of teamwork and collaboration in a group setting.
In addition to honing their outdoor skills, the students also had the opportunity to provide evidence of their progress in their volunteering, physical, and skills activities, all of which are key components of the Bronze DofE Award. This demonstrates their commitment to personal growth and community service.
Miss Noke expressed her admiration for the students, saying, “The dedication and enthusiasm shown by our Year 9 students during the Indoor Expedition Training Day have been truly remarkable. They have all made an excellent start to their Bronze DofE awards, and I couldn’t be prouder of their achievements.”
We look forward to following your journey as you move closer to your practice expedition and, ultimately, the achievement of your Bronze DofE Awards!