The Easter holidays saw a group of 36 Bellverians travel to the Lake District in Cumbria, England, for an action packed week where elements of the Geography, PSHE and Physical Education departments combined most successfully. The pupils from years 7 to 10 took part in a wide range of challenges which saw them scaling mountains, climbing the peaks of
Skiddaw and wandering through Wordsworth’s famous landscapes. Even the extreme weather with an unexpected snowstorm could not dampen the spirits of the pupils, and they rose to the occasion, successfully scaling the heights of Cat Bells, Ghyl scrambling and honing their skills on Kayak and canoe.
In addition to having a great time the pupils were able to refine their geographical skills in the historic market town of Keswick and develop team building skills by completing a range of fun activities from orienteering to the daring high ropes challenge. One of the most popular activities saw the pupils “storm the castle” where they had to work
in teams to overcome a number of obstacles to blow up a model castle.
A great time was had by all and the pupils arrived back in Palma Airport after a fun filled week of activities. Due to the success of the trip we are already planning our next educational field trip to another location abroad where students will be given the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom and broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms Melanie Sweeting for her efforts and for being the driving force behind the field trip. My Thanks also to her team comprised of Ms Griffiths, Ms Raftery and Ms Roden.
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