Y7 Adventure Service Challenge Weekend
Y7 camped out at Rutland Water, cooked, walked, and climbed!
25 girls from Year 7 visited Rutland over a weekend in June as part of the Adventure Service Challenge Award, which they started earlier in the year. They were blessed with beautiful weather and the girls were able to enjoy the outdoors in glorious sunshine. Three sixth formers, with Gold DofE experience (Bea Ferris, Ayesha Girach and Susannah Wang) plus last year’s Head Girl Rachel Bretherton, taught the Year 7 girls how to put up a tent, pack a rucksack and cook a meal on a trangia (cooking stove). Everyone completed a 9km walk, navigating their way through the Rutland countryside. Along the way the girls learnt some basic compass skills and had a short talk about the Ospreys at the Lyndon Visitor Centre on the shores of Rutland Water (part of the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust). Each group made ‘story sticks’ from interesting things they had found on their walk and after supper and marshmallows dipped in melted chocolate and hot drinks, everyone sat in the evening sun, watching their dramatic and murderous stories!
The following day was full of more activity, with a two hour bike ride along part of Rutland Water cycle trail, a packed lunch looking over the water followed by another two hours of high ropes and climbing, led by the instructors at Rok-Blok.
The girls were great fun to be with and it was lovely seeing them having such fun in the outdoors!
Special thanks to the Gold helpers, Mrs Whalley and Miss Brice who accompanied the trip, along with Mr Geely who helped lead the cycle ride on Sunday.
More photos on the Senior Gallery.