Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Intervention students enjoyed a trip to Leather Tor on Dartmoor, which was a test of bravery and resilience. They worked hard to scramble up the steep side of the tor until they reached the top, which was very high! They were then able to take in the scenery and appreciate the beautiful view from the summit of Leather Tor. All students have shown an increase in confidence through the weeks and although still sometimes scared, push themselves to achieve their goals.

Rock climbing club continues to show the improvement and development of the students each week, using all the techniques they have learnt throughout the year. Special mention to Sean Whale whose commitment and dedication resulted in him completing a particularly hard climb on the bouldering wall, which he had been attempting for a couple weeks. Jordan Plumb and Alfie Wearing made their way to the top of the big climbing wall, taking it in turns to belay each other.

Our new Duke of Edinburgh Bronze students began their training with a walk up and around Down Tor. They were taught the key concepts of navigation and what to do in case of an emergency. There are 23 students in total who have signed up for the bronze award, all of which have shown great enthusiasm on their practise walk. They continue their training next weekend, with a practise expedition around the coast of Cornwall, with an overnight camp and eventually some more navigation around Dartmoor on Sunday. This is all in preparation for their assessed expedition which takes place in May.

Miss Symons
(Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Apprentice)