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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Year 8 Outdoor Education Visit

Friday was the end of a cracking course for a group of 42, year 8 pupils who arrived on Sunday.  This week the weather never managed to bring the snow it promised, meaning the programme could be run without too many changes.

The activities and programme were tailored to meet the aims of the course. These were, listening, working as a team, challenge, taking on responsibility , building new friendships and fun.

The pupils had 4 full days to experience what Snowdonia could offer, which meant we could exposure the pupils to a variety of outdoor and adventurous experiences. Below is a sample. 

Gorge walking, with the pupil taking responsibility to carry the group equipment. A full days activity.

Out sea level traversing on Angelsey. The pupil undertaking a zawn crossing, with the teacher in the background taking a back seat, allowing for pupil to take ownership of their actions overseen buy the instructor. A full days activity.

Returning the canoes back on the beach after a session on the lake.  Team work is required to move the boats.  A half day activity.

Rocking climbing on our local crag. The instructor monitoring the supervision of the session and not 100% hands on. The pupils are taking responsibility for the controlling of the ropes. This promotes trust, team work and a high level of responsibility.  A half day activity.

Dates free in 2015

We have the last 2 weeks of November and first two weeks of December free. There will also be a winter discount applied to clients who book with us for the first time.

We can tailor a course to suit your requirements from 1 night up to 8 nights. So please contact us so that we discuss your requirements and quote accordingly. We do not offer a single cost as this often does not suit what the customer requires. What we offer is a bespoke course. 

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