Updated course notes and other info
Welcome to our Autumn 2014 update. We've updated a few of our resources and want to tell you about an upcoming expedition and other events and services.
Course Notes (and other resources) modifications and additions
We have added a page to the course notes on the 20 conditions that expeditions need to fulfill to count as a qualifying expedition for the DofE. This is a long overdue page. We've resisted it's inclusion in the past as it isn't strictly about delivering training but I think that it is a useful addition to refer to. On this page we have also included the official DofE line on mobile phone use to help break the good news to the participants :-).
In addition to this new page we have added some extra text to the first part of the emergency procedures page to detail best practice to increase the speed at which groups will be found if they have to stop and put up tents due to injury, exhaustion or benightment.
We've also added to the 'Make a Menu' cards and the 'Emergency Procedures' cards, nothing to warrant downloading and reprinting but if you are printing some new ones then you may want to get the latest version.
Open Gold expedition 25-29 October 2014
We have some more spaces on our October gold expedition in the Dales. The cost is £219. If you had anyone who had to drop out of their expedition in the summer then please do put them in touch. More details and booking forms can be found here. http://www.lupineadventure.co.uk/open-dofe-expeditions-for-individuals.html
How to teach Navigation and Remote Supervision training (including searching strategies) 21-22 March 2015
We have set the dates of our annual training for teachers course. This course is aimed at anyone who prepares young people for remotely supervised expeditions.
Day 1 - How to Teach Navigation
We will run through the way that we approach the teaching of navigation skills both showing what we do and explaining the rationale behind it. We start off in the classroom with map familiarisation and the theory of fair weather navigation. In the afternoon we will go outside and take you through a structured navigation course. We will not only be teaching you navigation skills but teaching you how to teach them too. We will give you a framework to work in for building up the difficulty of tasks at a manageable rate.
Day 2 - Remote Supervision, searches, other area of the expedition training and more navigation.
In the morning of day 2 we will focus on remote supervision and searches. This will be part instruction and part skill share and discussion, while we have ideas on best practice we recognise that there is no single right way that fits all groups and situations.
More details from here. http://www.lupineadventure.co.uk/training-for-teachers.html
Other services we offer
In addition to the above here is a list of other services that may be of interestto you.
- Full DofE expeditions
- Supervisor and / or Assessor only cover for DofE Expeditions
- Geography and Biology field trips (ML cover for your programme)
- DofE Residentials
- Hill and Mountain Skills courses (for over 14's)
- Year group activity camps
- Yorkshire 3 peaks and other mountain challenges
Get in touch and help with your groups
E-mail us if you have any resources that you would be willing to share on our website, have any feedback on any of the resources provided or if you need any help delivering any aspect of the DofE expedition. We can come to you to deliver training or can train groups in a residential setting. We do everything from looking after entire expeditions from training through to assessed down to sending a single Mountain Leader to make up the numbers of qualified staff on your expeditions.
Lupine Adventure Co-operative are a not-for-profit company, a workers co-operative of outdoor education professionals set up to provide outdoor education and recreation to young people and adults. For more information about Lupine Adventure see our about us page or our ethics page.
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