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Ten Tors Briefing Evening.  A spirit of adventure and discovery.  An understanding about the natural world.  A sense of self-discovery and self-awareness.

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1 Ten Tors Briefing Evening

2  A spirit of adventure and discovery.  An understanding about the natural world.  A sense of self-discovery and self-awareness.  A range of technical skills. Adventure training at Launceston College provides our young people with:

3 BENEFITS TO YOUNG PEOPLE. Adventure Training gives young people the opportunity to: Develop personal fitness through healthy outdoor activity. Instil an appreciation and respect for the natural environment. Promote a sense of adventure and fun. Contribute to a growth of self-reliance and personal responsibility. Stimulate leadership qualities. Develop team spirit. Convey a basic knowledge of First Aid and an understanding of efficient expedition skills. Foster an ability to walk safely in wild country and to navigate accurately in all weather conditions.

4 LEADERS AND QUALIFICATIONS oCath Bateman International Mountain Leader oAmy Trower Winter walking leader oPete Hamblin Winter Walking Leader oMat Mitcheson Winter Walking Leader oPhil Stevens Summer Camping Leader oSam Sparks Summer Camping Leader oTreeve Gillan Summer Camping Leader oNic Saunter Summer walking training oBradley Davey Summer walking training

5 THE TRAINING PROGRAMME Student numbers. We will be working with about 30 Year 10 students. Adventure training phases: Phase 1-These students will be split into groups of no more than 6, each group will be accompanied by 2 members of staff. During this time they will be taught various navigation techniques, safety procedures and equipment use. Phase 2- The groups will be supervised by remotely, and through fixed checkpoints on route.

6 THE TRAINING PROGRAMME Students will be trained in various expeditioning techniques before they walk as an independent group. Additional classroom based sessions will be organised, before the groups go out unaccompanied, which will cover the following aspects:  Route planning.  Emergency procedures.  Risk Assessment.  First Aid.  Trangia safety.  Camp craft. Monday Lunchtimes in H9

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8 There are 5 objective risks involved in this activity.  Road traffic accident.  Burns/scalds while using stoves.  Getting lost.  River crossings.  Weather. The college has a safety and management plan which is reviewed every 6 months and consists of the following: Risk assessments. Operating procedures. Emergency procedures. SO WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES? Due to the nature of the training there will be moments in time when students will not be directly supervised.

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10 LAUNCESTON COLLEGE PARENTAL CONSENT FORM Data Protection Act. The information being collected on this form will only be used for the purpose of school administration of visits and journeys under Department of Education and Skills guidelines. The data will not be disclosed to any external sources other than in an emergency, or to the Local Education Authority, without your written consent. 1.Details of visit to ……….. From: (date/time)……………………………. ………... To (date/time) ………………………………………………..………………………………. 2.Name of Pupil Tutor Address …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………Tel No ………………………………..….. 4.Age ……….. Date of Birth ………………………………… 5. Emergency Address and/or Telephone (if different from above)………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…… 6. Personal Information: Please give details requested below of personal information which might be relevant. A.Has your child, to your knowledge, been in contact with any infectious illness in the last three weeks? YES  NO  If yes, give details ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… B.Does he/she suffer from allergies, diabetes, migraine, epilepsy, bad period pains, sleepwalking, bed wetting or any other illness or disability? YES  NO  If yes, give details C.Is he/she allergic to anything (e.g. antibiotics, elastoplast, aspirin or any such medicines, any particular food/drink)? YES  NO  If yes, give details D.Is he/she actively sensitive to penicillin? YES  NO  If yes, give details ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…..….... E.Is he/she receiving any medical treatment at present? YES  NO  If yes, give details of illness/disability and treatment ………………………………………………………………..… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………….…..…. F. Date of last anti tetanus injection G. Does he/she have any special dietary needs? ………………………………………………………………..…………………………….. H. Can he/she swim 50 meters?YES  NO  I. Name & Address of own Doctor ………………………………………………………………………………………………….Tel No …………………………………………... 7.Insurance: Please note that there is a limited amount of cover for personal accident and loss of personal belongings through School Journey Insurance. Participants are covered by Cornwall County Council insurance in the event of negligence by one of its employees or agents. Details are available on request. 8. PARENTAL CONSENT: (i)I have read the information provided and agree to my son/daughter taking part in the above activities. (ii)I acknowledge the need for him/her to behave responsibly at all times, but should he/she behave in such a way that causes disruption and problems within the group, I shall be responsible for his/her return journey home. (iii) I understand that the staff responsible for the activities will take all reasonable care of participants. (iv)I consent to any emergency treatment necessary. I therefore authorise the party leader(s) to sign, on my behalf, any written form of consent required by the hospital authorities should medical treatment (a surgical operation or injection) be deemed necessary, provided that the delay required to obtain my signature might be considered, in the opinion of the doctor or surgeon concerned, likely to endanger my child's health or safety. (v)I consent to my child travelling in a motor vehicle driven by a member of staff or other adult in the event of an emergency and in accordance with associated LEA guidance. Signature ……………… Print ……………………………………………………………………. 9. Please return this form, together with any deposit or payment required, to:.. by (date) ……………………………………… A copy of this form may be returned to parent/guardian by the school once received after signature, should it be requested Orange consent forms Duty of care. This document is vitally important. The more detail you provide the better. It is your responsibility to update me (as well as the College) if anything changes.

11 WEATHER ON THE MOOR The weather on Dartmoor is; Colder-Temperature is normally falls one degree Celsius for every 100 metre rise in elevation. Windier-The wind is always stronger and more constant on the hills. Wind and temperature leads to wind chill. Wetter-Precipitation can be two or three times that at sea level. Foggier-Hill fog is often on the hills, and it can be very dense.

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13 Clothing. Base layer-a garment which transport s moisture away from the skin. Mid layer- a garment which provides thermal insulation by trapping warm air around the body and allows moisture to pass quickly from the base layer to the outer layer. Outer layer- This protects the underlying layers and the body from the weather. This needs to be waterproof, or breathable and windproof. Boots- Need to have a vibram type type sole and ankle support. WHAT TO WEAR?

14 Equipment Hire?

15 WHAT TO EAT AND DRINK The art of expeditioning, is basically the art of eating food that is tasty, nutritious and light. Hill walking is a strenuous and demanding activity, our body needs water and a variety of foods to provide sufficient energy they are carbohydrates, protein and fats, and each must be supplied in approximately the right amount to maintain a healthy body. At least 4000 calories will be needed during an expedition.

16 TIMESCALE We have been given 1 team for the 2015 challenge: 1 x 35 miles Training starts in December. This will consist of a combination of day walks, night navigation and camps. The team (six members) will be chosen in April. The decision is a based on feedback from all of the training team. We will consider the following three areas:

17 QUESTIONS?


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