Silver Award Duke Of Edinburgh students engaged in a weekend of training in preparation for their expedition. The three days of training (Friday to Sunday) consisted of rescue training – getting very wet; HSE One day Emergency First Aid course; Trip along the coast from North Berwick with some wet launching and landing exercises toward the end of the day.
The pupils were engaged all weekend in varying weather conditions – rain on Friday through to bright sunshine and sea breezes on Sunday. The level of paddling skills of the group was of a very high standard and I am very much looking forward to helping them achieve a successful expedition. The paddling competence of the group is such that we will be looking to ensure that they are paddling on the sea – somewhere on the West coast is likely – group yet to decide.
Thanks must go the school staff who continue to geve fantastic support to their pupils’ endeavours. – Mr Laud; Mr Gill; Mr Berry this past weekend.
This group require a DofE accredited assessor for their assessed expedition in August /September 2012. Please post a reply if it is something that you would be able to commit to.