Year 7 students got to grips with the great outdoors during a Lower School Activity Day at Highfields’ Llandrinio Outdoor Education Centre in Wales.
Dozens of students spent an action-packed day at the centre, where they got the chance to put their orienteering skills to the test.
Groups spent the morning navigating their way up to Rodney’s Pillar before tucking into a lunch and hot drinks. The afternoon was spent on a challenging orienteering course at Nesscliffe Country Park.
Llandrinio Outdoor Education Centre has played an integral part of life for Highfields students for many years, providing them with new experiences and skills to support them throughout their school life. It also prepares students wanting to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s programme in Year 10 for the challenges they will face.
Mr C.Moody, who organised the Llandrinio Challenge Day, said: “Our students absolutely loved their day.
“It is a really challenging environment and therefore provides the perfect setting for students to learn how to work in a team, gain social skills and make friends.”
Trips to Llandrinio Outdoor Education Centre will take place throughout the academic year to give all 252 Year 7 students the chance to take part in an Activity Day.