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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Middle School Outdoor Education course at Blue Peris

It has been an excellent start to the programme for one of our regular schools that visit us.  They have been very lucky to have fine weather that has followed them here.  Determination and to overcome difficulties within a team, are two of the important aims of the course and so far, it has to be said that these students are working hard to achieve these goals. Roll on day 2 and the challenges that might follow...

One of the groups getting ready to take part in Sea Level Traversing at Blue Peris Outdoor Education Centre. They are at Porth Dafach on Angelsey and it was a beautiful day at the coast 

 Looks like someone is about to get wet !!  Better keep hanging on in there

Yes...the mountains can be sunny sometimes in North Wales! This group were very lucky to have the sunshine whilst Outdoor Rock Climbing at one of our Local Crags- Yellow Walls.

 Looking very active climbing at Yellow Walls. The group took it in turns to climb and look after each other. This activity requires trust in your friends and determination to succeed. 

The group loved canoeing at our local lake Llyn Padarn (however, they didn't enjoy getting changed at the end of a wet session!) Well they did insist in jumping in. 

One of our groups had the opportunity to explore Rhiwbach Mines. This allows the students to vista an old slate mine and see how slate was extracted. It also brings in discussions such as the Victorian times, rock types and formation, transport and provides a unique experience. 

The group looking very studious whilst being taught the history of the Rhiwbach Mines by Matt the instructor. 

Well done to Matt today as he passed his Mine Leader Award, which now allows him to take our groups underground. 

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