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Over activities week, Mr Nolan, Mr Bolton, Mr Welsford, Miss Tyers, Mr Lambert and Miss Burnett 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’ mapreading 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 one group kayaking to the Albert Docks, ending inside the famous Liverpool landmark then racing back to the water centre. Another group learnt to sail in small two-man boats, the high wind helping them to get some good speed on the water. In the afternoon we split into two groups; to raft build and race around a course. Time was taken to plan and build the rafts, with some students showing off their knot skills by correcting the efforts of some of the centre’s staff.  Thursday and Friday were the main event of the week as students completed their assessed expedition towards the bronze award.

Despite a few setbacks with navigation and “escaping” Llandegla Forest, students made it safely to the camp site before the rain
began. After a drier but windy night under canvas students journeyed out of the campsite and made great time from Llangollen to the Aquaduct at Trevor. A brilliant week was had by all – thank you to all the staff involved and a huge congratulations to the 29 Year 10 students who completed the expedition section of their award.

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