Over Activities Week, Mr Nolan, Mr Cushing, Mr Welsford, Miss Tyers and Mr Mullen took our Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh
students on an action-packed few days.
Monday saw the group travelling to Delamere Forest to embark on using the orienteering courses to enhance the students map-reading skills and hunting for the Gruffalo. Tuesday involved the group heading over to Liverpool Watersports Centre. Once kitted out with wetsuits and buoyancy aids, we headed onto the River Mersey. The morning involved us splitting into two groups; one kayaking and one Canadian Canoeing to the Albert Docks, ending inside the famous Liverpool landmark then racing back to the water centre. In the afternoon, we all tried paddle boarding, the swan pedalos and raced across the inflatable assault course.
Wednesday and Thursday were the main event of the week as students completed their assessed expedition towards the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Unfortunately, it rained from the moment we set off until we arrived back in school on the Thursday. Most students showed a high level of resilience to the damp conditions and continued to navigate well over Winter Hill. Thankfully, the camp site we stayed at in Rivington had a barn to keep dry in whilst we cooked, and even had a tumble drier for those whose bags weren’t as water proof as we’d hoped.
A brilliant week was had by all. Thank you to all the staff involved and a huge congratulations to the 42 Year 10 students who completed the expedition section of their award