Cross the UK: Dirt-theria Practice Expedition

Dirt-theria’s Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award Practice Expedition

Emma on her Bronze D of E practice expedition
Emma on her Bronze D of E practice expedition

Emma

Best point- I believe that I maintained my positive attitude throughout the expedition which helped improve group morale.

Thing to improve- I think I could improve by helping more with navigating our journey.

Most memorable moment- My most memorable moment was when we sat around our group fire on the night, enjoying hot chocolate and just generally having a fun night.

Best group member- I think Sam was our best group member because she found the walking difficult at some points but still kept going and her good mood didn’t falter.

Group Improvement- Our group could improve by helping reduce the weight of our bags as much as possible to make our voyage easier.

Ethan

Best point- I think my best point was my optimism. Throughout the trek I tried to focus on the good and help everyone have a happier time

Thing to improve- I think I can improve by cutting down what is in my bag as was quite full and heavy.

Most memorable moment- My most memorable moment was when we got to see the large waterfall and stand on the top.

Best group member-

I think Lewis was our best team member because he helped navigate and help us find our way when we got lost

Group Improvement- I think our group improvement would be to balance out the weight of equipment spread out amongst the group i.e tents, trangiers etc.

Ethan on his Bronze D of E practice expedition in the North Yorkshire Dales
Ethan on his Bronze D of E practice expedition in the North Yorkshire Dales

Lewis on his Bronze D of E practice expedition in the North Yorkshire Dales
Lewis on his Bronze D of E practice expedition in the North Yorkshire Dales

Lewis

Best point- I believe my best point was that I was very coordinated and was very helpful when it came to assembling the tent

Thing to improve-  I could try to assist in boosting team morale

Most memorable moment- Was when we ended up scaling a slate hill

Best group member- I think Emma was our best group member because she kept trying to maintain morale even when people struggled

Group Improvement- Our improvement should be to take more food as we ran out rather fast

Sam

Best point- In my opinion, I believe my best point was my mind-set as although I found it very difficult at times and was the worst walker out of our group, I endured and carried on.

Thing to improve- I think that I should improve on my fitness as that caused our group to be slower than we could have been.

Most memorable moment- My most memorable moment was bum-shuffling down a hill once we realised we were on the wrong pathway.

Best group member- I think that Andrew was our best group member as he navigated the best out of all of us an constantly kept up the group morale.

Group Improvement- I think our group improvement could be to check that all of our equipment is in good condition and includes everything that we will be needing e.g tents

Sam on her Bronze D of E practice expedition in the North Yorkshire Dales
Sam on her Bronze D of E practice expedition in the North Yorkshire Dales

Andrew on his Bronze D of E practice expedition in the North Yorkshire Dales
Andrew on his Bronze D of E practice expedition in the North Yorkshire Dales

Andrew

Best point- I believe that I was able to navigate the group well (Most of the time) and when we got off track I was able to put us back on course.

Thing to improve- I feel that I could improve my skills at following our position on the map at all times to avoid getting lost.

Most memorable moment- I feel that I enjoyed our meal on the night as a group.

Best group member- I feel that Ethan was our best member because he never complained along the journey and was a big help to the rest of the group.

Group Improvement- Personally I think our group should improve our decision making skill because at certain points we were indecisive.

Group Feedback

As a group, we believe we should pack lighter as that will ensure we have an easier time. As a  result of this change, we will be happier and more enthusiastic about the expedition. With the exception of that, we will carry on as we began in the Practice Expedition and hopefully be

The Best Group Ever

all

 

 

Mick Fenwick

Mountain Leader, D of E Co-Ordinator, Deputy Headteacher

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