Earlier this term, 41 year 8 pupils and 5 staff departed for North Wales to spend five action packed days at Towers, the outdoor education centre. Over the course of the five days, pupils experienced orienteering, gorge walking, canoeing, kayaking, mountain walking, rock climbing, abseiling and zip wiring. A good time was had by all; here are some extracts from their diaries:

“Today, we went kayaking and Canadian Canoeing. It was a new experience for me as I had never done anything like that before. When we went canoeing we saw the beautiful lake dazzle with the light of the sun, it shone everywhere a glistened. The water was sharply cold and the mountains were as tall as ever, we saw Mount Siabod. Everything was surreal and I wished it never ended.”

“Today we did rock climbing and abseiling, I’ll admit at first I was scared but I got over it. It looked really far but it was amazing, the best ever.”

“The gorge was fun, however it was difficult. After lunch, we went on the via ferrata at Towers and used carabiners to climb the rock face. It was fun but scary because we were so high up.”

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