1. Duke of Edinburgh First Aid Test 18th March

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    First Aid for D of E students can be a daunting possibility. The following post is designed to get you thinking about why we take on first aid, the basics of the accident procedure and then test you on those basics. Watch the video below, reflect on today’s session and...
  2. This Girl Can

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    We know that schools often find it difficult to get staff to help out with the Duke of Edinburgh Award but we have had some amazing help over the past couple of years. Credit where credit is due, they have all been females willing to get involved and get outdoors to...
  3. Liking the Lichen or Mad about Moss

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    One of our aims in recent training sessions has been to show students how wide, varied and interesting their Duke of Edinburgh expedition aims can be. We ran a session in a recent trip to the Lakes District and Borrowdale Youth Hostel, where we gave students an opportunity to use...
  4. Outdoor First Aid Scenario Training

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    A section of tomorrow’s First Aid session will be utilising the outdoor areas to reflect scenarios.  This is your 24 hour warning to remember to bring you outdoor clothing (the things you would wear one expedition) out with you.  This will form part of your assessment and cover the basics...
  5. Cross the UK: Sprains, Strains and Photos from the sessions

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    Introduction Sprains and strains are very common injuries that affect muscles and ligaments.  They often occur if you change direction or speed suddenly, fall and land awkwardly or collide with an object or person – such as when playing sports.   Sprains A sprain occurs when one or more of your ligaments have been...
  6. First Aid Section

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    We’re now two weeks in to our first aid training and it is important that you are practicing the skills you have learned at home.  Evidence for your skills section can be collected by photographing your bandaging practice on your teddy bear, Dad, Gran, dog or whoever is willing to...
  7. E DofE Training Videos

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    Those wonderful people at the D of E have created some useful instructional videos to guide you through the basic E DofE process. Take a look below to help you prepare for completing your records. Getting started and setting timescales Uploading Evidence Starting a section Sending a section for approval...

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