Gold Training Day 20th June 2016

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Pre Expedition training day Monday, 20thJune.
Start & Finish times: 9:30am prompt until 5pm.
Emergency contact on day: Tel: 07980 306869 | Email: kevin@venture-out.co.uk
Venue: Burnage Rugby Club.
Varley Park, Battersea Rd, Stockport SK4 3EA
Participants will need to bring their lunch. There is a sandwich bar nearby.

Transport
The school will not be providing transport for this event. The venue is well served by public transport options. East Didsbury Train station and East Didsbury Metro stations are 10 minutes’ walk from the venue. I have planned a slightly later start than school time to allow for this transport.

Kit check
As their first training expedition is fast approaching it is important that the participants have all their equipment ready. They should arrive with everything they will be bringing on the expedition – this will allow the trainer to check its suitability. Quality of footwear, waterproofs and rucksack will be paramount for walking for 18km each day for four days, carrying all their personal and camping equipment. Participants need to come dressed to be outside for some of the day.

Route planning.
A large part of the day will be taken up by planning the route for the Qualifying Expedition. You will need to bring their compasses for this.