It may be cold, but it’s a beautiful sunny day at Richmond Park for navigation training with 25 Bronze @DofE students from Dormers Wells High School (Ealing) ☺


A successful meeting yesterday, confirming we will be delivering our Bronze and Silver DofE expedition packages to young peopole from Redditch and Bromsgrove Sea Cadets. Looking forward to working with you 😊


Today, we travel to London where we’re delivering DofE expedition training over the weekend to 25 Bronze and 13 Silver participants, who are students at Dormers Wells High School in Southall, Ealing. It’s going to be a cold one, but dry 😊

Lowland Expedition Leadership

We’ve had confirmation from the National DofE Award Adviser of St John Ambulance, that they wish to use us for delivering the Level 3 Qualification in Lowland Expedition Leadership to its national staff and volunteers, who will be supporting DofE participants within the Expedition section 😊


A busy few days ahead, as we we’re looking forward to visiting Redditch and Bromsgrove Sea Cadets later today to discuss delivery of the DofE Bronze Expedition section to their cadets 😊

Tomorrow, we travel to London where we are delivering DofE expedition training over the weekend to 25 Bronze and 13 Silver participants, who are students at Dormers Wells High School in Southall, Ealing. We can’t wait to visit Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common again for the Bronze navigation day. Last time we were there, we saw loads of Red and Fallow deer 😊


We’ve had a successful meeting with an additional needs DofE participant from Derwent View Residential Home in Derby, to arrange completion of her Expedition section on one of our Open Bronze Packages. We’re looking forward to supporting Melissa over the next few months 😊

Lowland Expedition Leadership

Some great feedback from our latest 5-day Sports Leaders UK Level 3 Qualification in Lowland Expedition Leadership course, held at Bentley Copse Activity Centre in the Surrey Hills area this week, and delivered to DofE Leaders from SE schools and centres:

“Hi Dave/Ben
Thanks for all your help this week, we seemed to fit in so much but it was fabulous fun and whizzed by. As a team you have been calm and supportive throughout with a good dose of humour…impressive when given a bunch of teachers to work with!
It has been a pleasure working with you and I hope to send more of our teachers your way in the future.
Hope you have a restful weekend”

“Sooooo much fun, very enjoyable and Dave, Ben and Owen are incredibly friendly, approachable and, most importantly, knowledgable. Thanks guys, you won’t be seeing the last of me!! 😊”

“Learnt fun and interesting ways to put across information to young people, e.g. cones 4×4 grid direction exercise.”

“I feel confident to go back to school and put my new knowledge straight into practice.”

“A super course! Lots of detail, with all of the elements of the LEL3 learning outcomes covered and explained and put into practice.”

“Really enjoyable and useful, thank you! Such an approachable team, so you feel more comfortable asking questions and advice.”

“Many thanks for a fantastic course. Will be in contact again.”

Our next course in April, held at the Longmynd Adventure Camp, Shropshire, is nearly full, with just a couple of places remaining 😊

Outdoor First Aid

Another email following the delivery of our highly regarded and respected Outdoor First Aid (16hrs) course for 24 DofE Leaders from Warwick Independent Schools Foundation last month:

“HI Dave,
Just wanted to say thank you for all the certificates which I have now distributed to the staff.
It was a pleasure doing business with you, I do hope we have the opportunity to commission you and your team again in the future.
In the meantime, very best wishes to you all.”