Climbing and navigating Dartmoor

Wildspace designed a challenging outdoor adventure programme involving climbing, caving and bushcraft for Exeter College Public Services students as part of their BTEC.

The bespoke 2-day package took place on the rugged hills of Dartmoor. Students went climbing, caving and navigating their way across the moor by day and night, whilst also practicing survival and bushcraft skills.

The students were challenged to develop their team-working skills as they overcame a series of natural obstacles that required determination and self-reliance. Working together the students excelled, achieving the BTEC learning outcomes and developing the skills and qualities needed for life in Public services.

Darren Goff- Public Services Team Leader, Exeter College.

“Wildspace Adventures were exceptional in their professionalism throughout the two-day package they provided. The package was specifically designed linking directly towards learning outcomes bespoke to the students course and modules. Rich was instrumental in organising the opportunity and provided an insightful session prior to the trip mapping out the expectations, requirements and itinerary as well as discussing his substantial career in the Military. Overall, we were thoroughly impressed with the opportunities, adaptability and delivering of the trip for our Public Services learners.”

Public Services Student, Exeter College.

“My favourite part of the course has been taking part in the residential trip on Dartmoor. During the trip, we took part in a range of activities including caving, rock climbing, bush craft, land and night navigation and archery. We were delivered valuable skills from ex Public Services personnel who made learning enjoyable and relevant. It was excellent to apply skills which we had previously learnt in the classroom.”