Mobile phones provided for emergency situations
Sure has provided mobile phones to The Foundry’s Duke of Edinburgh Award Group, for use in emergency situations.
The handsets have been given to students to take on expeditions, in case they need to make contact with their supervisor or the emergency services.
Bronze, silver and gold-level Duke of Edinburgh students will have use of the handsets, which have been equipped with the Memory Map app.
Memory Map works with a phone’s inbuilt GPS capabilities to pinpoint locations which can be shared with other users – in this case the location can be shared with the supervisor.
The first group to take the handsets on an expedition was a gold-level expedition to the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland.
The four-day expedition saw eight young people walking from Rostrevor to Newcastle in County Down, with three nights of camping in the mountains.