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Year 9 learn valuable lessons at Skills Day

09 June 2017

This week girls in Year 9 participated in Skills Day. The majority of girls in Year 9 are involved in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and the day gave them the opportunity to acquire the essential skills that will help them in their forthcoming expeditions.

The day involved First Aid training with the West Midlands Fire Service, learning to assemble a tent, cooking outdoors using trangias and developing their map reading skills. It was a day of discoveries and overcoming fears, but mostly a day for learning and at the same time having fun! Some feedback from the girls:

"One of the best days of Year 9, I learnt skills that I will stay with me forever."

"Skills Day was really useful and it makes you more confident in different skills."

"I enjoyed learning how to make hot chocolate in a trangia."

"I really enjoyed the section on map skills."

"I now feel prepared for my D of E expedition!"

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff who volunteered to support the running of the activities during the day, and the girls for being so cooperative and showing lots of enthusiasm in the sunshine.

We look forward to next year’s event and we wish all girls the very best in their forthcoming D of E expeditions.

Ms Lopez

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