Bushcraft Day at St Lucy’s Primary School

Friday was 'Bushcraft Day' at St Lucy's Primary School in Abronhill in Cumbernauld. We spent the day with around 45 P7 children for a special end of term, fun-packed day of outdoor learning. Arriving at the school first thing in the morning, the sun was shining. Our first activity of the day was learning how …

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Dofe Expeditions during Covid-19

It's been a tough time for running an outdoor business. It's been very hard on freelance instructors, there is a very real prospect that many outdoor education centres in Scotland will close and for my business, an Approved Activity Provider running Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions, I'd say we've only just managed to get through …

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Navigation Skills: Gauging Distance

When teaching navigation some of the biggest errors I see arise from people either walking too far or not far enough to their target. This blog describes non-GPS techniques, like pacing and timing. With practice these techniques can give you a high level of accuracy in gauging distance travelled. Here's are the bits of equipment …

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