Bronze Expeditions


Taster day

Run on the school grounds during October.

The day will be aimed at inspiring the students towards undertaking the Bronze expedition. The day will contain training on;

First aid

Pitching a tent

Packing a rucksack

Food & Nutrition

Cooking

Equipment

Intro to navigation

Hazards

Hygiene

Teams of 10 participants per Instructor/Supervisor.

 

Navigation day – Optional

 

Delivered from the School and as close to the date of the Practice expedition as possible.

In order to ensure the teams can navigate and have the best possible training to look after themselves and each other safely we strongly recommend this extra day. The benefits are that OG and school staff will have greater confidence in the team’s ability to be self sufficient during the Practice expedition.  It will also enable our staff to be more distant and supervise the teams remotely whilst encouraging the teams to really trust their own skills, promoting greater self confidence and pride in their achievement.

This full day of navigation training in school grounds and the local area will be designed to fit around the school timetable.  Our instructors will teach the participants:

Orientating the map

Scale

Understanding map symbols

Relating the map to the ground

How to take a bearing

This will be covered with 1 Instructor to 10 participants.

 

Practice Expedition

 

2 days Practice expedition will start and finish from the school or (venue mutually agreed)

One night camping at local campsite/farm

Pastoral care provided by school staff once teams have returned and cooked.

OG Expedition leader will be at the campsite.

 

Qualifying Expedition

 

2 days

Qualifying expedition will start and finish at a venue mutually agreed.

One night camping at local campsite/farm

Pastoral care provided by school staff once teams have returned and cooked.

Evening BBQ provided by the Expedition Leader.

OG Expedition leader will be at the campsite.