Warriner pupils learn valuable skills at Tour de Trigs event

(l to r) Students Josh Pocock, Elen Squires, Tom Haley (Tour de Trigs), Julie Wood (DoE co-ordinator) Ron Sangster (Tour de Trigs) Madi Cook and Matthew Macey checking out map co-ordinates. Picture by Jeremy Wilton. NNL-150907-162804001
(l to r) Students Josh Pocock, Elen Squires, Tom Haley (Tour de Trigs), Julie Wood (DoE co-ordinator) Ron Sangster (Tour de Trigs) Madi Cook and Matthew Macey checking out map co-ordinates. Picture by Jeremy Wilton. NNL-150907-162804001

Duke of Edinburgh Students at the Warriner School in Bloxham have taken part in a Tour de Trigs familiarisation day.

The gruelling hike is regarded as one of the toughest events in the country and while it does not qualify as a DoE event, the familiarisation day on July 3 helped students with valuable map reading and organisational skills.

Julie Wood, DoE organiser at the school, said: “It was great to see members of the Tour de Trigs organisation here at the school helping to explain what the hiking competition is all about.

“We have had students here at the school compete in the event and they find the hike extremely valuable when it comes to planning for the Duke of Edinburgh award. We had students successfully take part in the 30-mile hike last year and are entering the 50-mile route this time.”

Ron Sangster, Tour de Trigs chairman, added: “It’s great to see so many youngsters involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme - hopefully the Tour de Trigs will give them an insight into what is involved in completing these types of events.”

For more information visit www.tourdetrigs.org.uk