Bronze Wirral Orienteering

Orienteering walk on Wirral

We are taking the Bronze candidates out for a practice walk on Wirral. It will be a short walk (about 4.5 miles) and the emphasis will be on improving map reading skills. The pupils will walk in their expedition groups and navigate their way around the route. There will be staff and helpers strategically stationed around the route who can be contacted by mobile phone. They will also be using a Trangia camping cooker to brew up.

Venue: We’ve got the route but we are not revealing it until the day! It consists of minor roads and a bridal way.

Dates and Times:

GROUP ‘A’ HALF
Saturday 11 March 2017
8:45 am: Meet at St Mary’s. Groups taken to start by minibus.

Pupils will return to school from 12.45pm onwards and will need to make their own way home.

GROUP ‘B’ HALF
Saturday 18 March 2017
8:45 am: Meet at St Mary’s. Groups taken to start by minibus.
Pupils will return to school from 12:45pm onwards and will need to make their own way home.

Kit advice
• Water
• Sensible footwear.
• Check the weather forecast. For the expedition in summer, we will provide waterproofs. However, we will only have a limited stock available for this. Therefore, if you have a waterproof bring it.

• Mobile phone (2 +per group).

Any problems phone or text me on 07789921157

Mr Archer

Bronze 30 Jan

Group B in. You are doing first aid. Anybody from group A who didn’t turn in last week for what ever reason must come on 30th.  

 There are still one or two people who have not yet started skill or volunteering. Time is definitely running out for you! Ss Peter and Pauls church in New Brighton are looking for volunteers to help run the shop. Saturday mornings. Let me know if you are interested.

EDofe- keep uploading and sending the evidence and to me of skill and volunteering

Mr A

Monday 9 Jan

Happy New Year DofE ers

Bronze Group A – mapwork – measuring height on 1:2500 map and what additional time to be added on for that height. Plus PE session.

Silver No session. Don’t forget Saturday orienteering in Royden Park. We will buy the drinks and bacon butties!

Gold Final – Routes and Sport

… and don’t forget to see to your eDofE online. It won’t happen on its own. The Dofe are now looking for photo evidence to be uploaded as well as an end statement from your non-related ‘supervisor’ saying what you have done and when with their signature and contact phone number.

Any q’s text me on 07789921157

Cheers, Mr A

 

 

Silver group Monday, 12 December

The group is not due in on this date but I recommend that anybody who needs additional assistance with their EDofE should come in. This is definitely true for the direct silver people. You won’t need to stay the full session by any means just until you are sorted and have a good understanding of what you have to do. You won’t have to pay any subs.  Mr A