Expedition Training

Expedition training

Students from Torpoint Community College took part in a number of training activities on Saturday 12th March.  The students are preparing for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award Expedition and the Ten Tors Challenge; some are doing both.  The day started with the majority of the 40 students taking part in some first aid training courtesy of HMS Raleigh.  They learnt about treating hypothermia, heat exhaustion, bleeding and foot care, as well as practising some CPR.

The students then returned to the Children’s Centre on the College grounds and were joined by the remaining students to learn about the equipment they need, some kit checks,  plus camping and cooking skills.

It was a successful day thanks to the medical staff at HMS Raleigh, TCC staff (Lynn Trotter and June Porter), plus volunteers Colin Parton, Jen Hicks and Stuart Mitchell.