On 10th and 11th March, 9 cadets from 814 (Portadown College) ATC, attended a Duke of Edinburgh training weekend at JHC Aldergrove, ahead of their expeditions in May and September. Cadets were taught how to read a map and make a route card, as well as other things such as how to pitch a tent. On Sunday afternoon, cadets were given the chance to go on a practice walk in Tardree Forest. The training was held on an active military base, so cadets were given the chance to experience a small bit of life on base and eat in a mess. The Air Training Corps is the only organisation in school that offers Duke of Edinburgh bronze award.