D-Day is fast approaching!
Get up to Mr Kidd’s room next Thursday (29th May) to get kitted out and try your boots on (maybe break them in over the weekend and prevent blisters when on the exped!!).
Check the link below for pics of your recent First Aid courses.
Many thanks to Kirsty and the team for their help.
Get your consent forms in. They are important.
I’ll sort some dates out asap for us to plan the route.
We will start planning our routes next Wednesday (16th April)
Dates for First Aid will be sorted soon.
Get those parental consent forms in.
Time is of the essence!
Please see Mr Kiernan asap to collect important paperwork. This letter will give the dates and times for our Silver and Bronze expeditions as well as the all important parental consent form (tells us about any medical concerns you have, emergency contacts, etc)
It was SUPERB to see so many of you at our first exped training session. It fair cheered us teachers up. Now comes the fun part; getting you lot up to speed and able to find your way to the campsite!! From what we’ve seen so far, this should be a walk in the park.
Here are the dates for the Expedition training.
These are really really important.
|23rd January||Navigation – Preparatory map skills Compasses and direction|
|30th January||Navigation – Practical map skills, Map symbols, Scale distance, Contours, Timings|
|6th February||Compass skills|
|20thFebruary||Hygiene, Tents and Campcraft : Pitching a tent|
|5th March||Cooking– Trangia stoves, Food and nutrition- preparing menus|
|12th March||Equipment – Packing your bag.- More complicated than it sounds!!|
|9th April||Expedition Reports – How to write an expedition report (ie what to look for and be interested in the outdoors|
Start straight after school in Lab 10 (Mr Kiernan’s room)
Basic First Aid is also really important and will be covered but dates have to be confirmed when our volunteer Paramedic is available.
See you all in Lab 10.
We are up and running with this exciting development at PL, and you will hopefully now have thought about what you want to do for the 3 sections of the award.
If not, speak to your staff mentor and they will help you decide.
We also have a list of service opportunities if you are stuck for this section of the award.
Stuck for ideas for skills, check out the following link. It tells you what you need to do for each skill. Chose from the drop down menu in the top right hand side.
Finally, here are the pics!
Thanks to Bill for everything and thanks to Sharon, Mhairi, Lorna, Rosie and Nicola for making this such a great time and being such good sports.