TGAS Information page Bronze starters Y9 & 10 2021-2022
This page has all the links relevant to Tudor Grange Academy Solihull DofE teams. We're looking forward to running safe, successful expeditions for you. More information will be added to this page as the participants progress through the expedition section of the award.
The e-learning modules provided are designed as a resource to refer back to if you have forgotten or missed any of the training on the face to face training weekend. They are not compulsory for all participants, though as part of the 20 conditions of assessment you must be able to evidence sufficient training and expedition skills, so if you missed part of the training or want to go through one of the sections again for a bit of extra help and a different delivery style, this is the place to look. You should be able to access the e-learning via the links above, or by downloading the time to know app. If using the app, you'll need to enter account name richadventure above your username and password. The web address, if you want to save it for coming back, is richadventure.echo.timetoknow.com
If you have any issues with the above links or content not working please let me know either via messages on the e-learning platform or live chat on this page, and I'll do my best to rectify any issues promptly.
Your route cards for planning your qualifying expedition are accessible via the links given out on the training weekend
Training weekend- March 26-27 2022
All participants will attend both Saturday and Sunday, completing 1 day training and route planning in the school grounds and a 1 day training walk. The allocation of which teams are doing what each day will be posted here closer to the time when we know how many teams we have.
Please arrive at school each day for 8am. You will finish around 4pm and need to sign out with school staff when you leave.
In school training: Please bring paper/ notepad and a pen. You will spend some time outside so please ensure you are dressed appropriately and bring a waterproof jacket and warm layers. Please bring packed lunch and a drink.
Walking boots with ankle support
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Spare fleece or jumper plus one to be worn
Expedition rucksack- 60 litres+
Rucksack liner or rubble sack, for all items in rucksack to be put inside to keep dry
Warm hat & gloves
2 sleeping bags and sleeping mats per team (minimum)
Torch or head torch
Minimum 2 litres of water
Hand gel, tissues and a ziplock bag to be used as a personal bin
Small personal first aid kit- plasters & wipes
Any personal required or emergency medication
Please note that whilst this walk is from school, it is not entirely in the urban environment; the equipment listed above is a minimum requirement for safety purposes. If a team member becomes injured in a field for example, and cannot reach the road, the team may need equipment to keep them all warm and dry for 6 hours or more whilst awaiting outside help. Each team will also be issued with group safety equipment to be distributed between team members, hence the importance of using the opportunity to test out their expedition rucksacks.
If you do not have, and are unable to get hold of before the training weekend, any items on the list, please let us know via live chat. We have some spare kit we can issue on the day, but it is helpful to know numbers & sizes in advance. Thank you.