Students prepare for an expedition in hills
Hardy teenagers at Cathkin High School are getting to grips with tents, navigating and cooking outdoors as they prepare for their Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition.
S3 students working towards their bronze award will take part in a practice expedition at Auchengillan, close to Loch Lomond, before the real test in the Pentland Hills, near Edinburgh. Pupils have been practising putting up tents, using maps and compasses to navigate, and cooking outdoors.
In a lively lesson about navigation skills the group learned about contours by making hills using shaving foam.
They then drew maps of the hills they made.
It was perhaps the messiest lesson to date, but one the students greeted with great enthusiasm.
The pupils then demonstrated their mapping skills by creating maps of Holmhills Park, putting in all the correct features as well as contour lines.
Earlier this month the group also raised a very impressive £937 by bag packing at Asda Toryglen in order to buy tents and stoves for their upcoming expeditions.
Preparation The teens learn to cook outdoors