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Silver Award students put in the hard yards

Mr Scott writes:Our Silver Award students have completed two training events this month and, unlike our Bronze students, our Silvers struck it lucky with the weather. Well, we stayed dry at least!

On Monday 10 June, three groups undertook some navigation training in Donard Forest, including lunch at Drinneevar Quarry with one group even conquering Millstone Mountain. They worked on their map skills, pacing, timing and practised taking a bearing or two. The following week everyone came together again on Sunday evening in school. Following a rucksack check they pitched their tents on the grounds of Shimna, undertook some route planning for Monday and had supper together in the canteen. On Monday, two groups started on the Head Round and navigated their way over Round Seefin, past the Bog of Donard back to school, with another group walking from Bloody Bridge. Lunches were cooked, rucksacks were carried and each student got a good workout ahead of their practice expedition in September. For some, the realisation of what lay ahead kicked in!


All eyes now turn to our practice expedition, which starts on September 15.”


Mr Pagan writes:Thanks to the staff involved for making these events possible, Mr Mayers, Mr Scott, Niamh Lindsay, Mr Dagen, Mr Allen and Juneve Nicholls. Along with Mr Bailey in the Riot minibus who again helped us out with transport for the Day Walk.



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