"Outside and Adventurous ActivitiesThe Intervention team have been out in awful weather to brave an abseil on the main face of The Dewerstone above Shaugh Prior. The cliff is 150ft high and we traversed ledges to approach a decent launch ledge at half height. All the students got this far clipped into ropes along the slippery ledges, however Leon Adkins and Cameron Norman managed the descent, showing great mental control on the tricky abseil, which involved a swing right at three quarter height. Very brave effort boys!
Lunchtime activities continue when the weather is fine. At the moment we are offering swing ball and volleyball, both of which are getting increasingly competitive! Next year we will offer more activities and tutor groups will compete against each other. Watch this space and seek out the activities on dry days around the school.
OAA club went into the woods for a zip line and bush craft session. The students, after a nervy start, zoomed down the zip line a number of times each, making it to the end of the rope by their last attempts. They then had a competition to see who could build the best shelter in 30 minutes. Morgan Bush’s solo effort was just beaten by the boys by half a point!
Climbing club returned to the Life Centre due to the rain and had a good go at all the new problems in the bouldering cave. Sean Whale remained in there applying his usual commitment to overcome a tricky problem, whilst the others had a go at the main wall. Again Jack Hoare made it all the way to the top and Joe Mulkerrin did well in a competition with him, winning once due to a Jack Hoare slip!
(Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Instructor)