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Great teamwork during Duke of Edinburgh training weekend

15 February 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Fifty Year 10 students took part in their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh training weekend where they learned vital skills, including map reading, first aid, tent-erecting and cooking, in preparation for their expedition later in the year.

Supported by the staff at Marrick Priory and Mr Potter, over two weekends, the students were all in good spirits, in spite of walking in some extreme weather conditions, including high winds.

Philippa Kind said: “D of E was a great team building opportunity where we learned how to map read and we gained important knowledge of survival, including CPR and how to build a tent. Although the winds were horrific, we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to the next tasks to come.”

Cameron Smith added: “It was a great opportunity to learn valuable outdoor skills which will help us to achieving our D of E Bronze award. It was also amazing to see the beauty of the moors near Reeth and learn about some of the locations up there too.”

Mr Potter said: “All the groups demonstrated excellent teamwork in extremely challenging conditions and are now looking forward to their expeditions in May and June when we hope the weather will be kinder to them!

“During the walk over Grinton Moor, some of the students passed the stunning bench that has been built from local stone in memory of Mr Clark. This was one of Mr Clark’s favourite places and the students paused for a few minutes to remember him.”

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