Students get to grips with the great outdoors

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Year 8 students have been getting to grips with the great outdoors with the launch of a new activity initiative.

Groups of students travelled to Wales for an action-packed two-day stay, which gave them chance to work in teams to take on a number of challenges.

They spent the first day canoeing on Lake Vyrnwy, before scrambling over Moel-y-Golfa, near to Highfields’ Llandrinio Outdoor Education Centre. They completed the course by taking part in team-building activities.

The aim of the activity scheme is to provide students 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 trips, said: “Our students absolutely loved taking part.

“It is a challenging environment and therefore provides the perfect setting for students to learn how to work in a team, gain social skills and make friends.”

Posted on May 16, 2018 .