7th June 2010
It was off to Scotland for the action packed visit to Loch Eil. Activities included climbing, abseiling, zip wire, raft building, climbing giant trees and giant wall. A highlight was the gorge walk where they waded, scrambled and swam through a fast flowing gorge and its accompanying waterfalls. The gruelling 30 hour expedition was a particular challenge but rewarded all with spectacular views of the highlands. Another party travelled to Snowdonia National Park to spend 5 days kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, scrambling and hiking during the day, and orienteering and skiing in the evening. They received tuition from some of the most highly qualified instructors in the world and enjoyed wonderful scenery and weather!
Having watched the final day's play of the BMW Championship at Wentworth, our golfers set off to Bournemouth for four days of golf. The weather was superb and the students enjoyed the challenge of five different courses and many competition formats, including the 'Ryder Cup' on day 2! UKSA in Cowes, Isle of Wight was the destination for 13 students who spent their days windsurfing, keel boating, dingy sailing and raft building. As always, the staff there provided friendly, experienced instructors and more importantly, superb food! They spent evenings bowling; crabbing, and watching films, with a trip to Sandown Pier at the end of the week to enjoy a round of Adventure golf.
Overall these visits were a great success; the students made new friendships, had lots of fun and experienced a variety of activities that stretched them and gave them a real sense of achievement.