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Day 1- Monday 18th June
After our long journey, we unpacked and set about tackling our activities. We worked on a range of team building activities and then an orienteering task at the centre. After a hearty dinner of fish and chips and a tasty apple crumble, we enjoyed a tough quiz, a game of 'Zombie' and we even managed to catch some of the football!
Day 2- Tuesday 19th June
What an awesome day we have had on the lake! We have sailed, canoed and kayaked until our arms felt like they would drop off! After a lovely dinner, we headed out onto the fell in the driving rain, found a route down to the river and challenged ourselves to cross the river as a team. We did a brilliant job!
Day 3- Wednesday 20th June
After a hearty breakfast (sausages, beans and plenty of cereal), today was ghyll scrambling and Catbells. Ghyll scrambling involves walking up, down, in and out of a gushing mountain stream; many of the pupils challenged themselves by traversing tricky sections of the torrent and working as a team to support each other. We then all tooled up to take on the challenge of the steep - but rewarding - Catbells. Everyone made it to 'Kittenbells' and a few continued to the main summit. Wherever we reacher, we all enjoyed tremendous views of Derwent Water and the beautiful peaks surrounding us. This evening we've just had an epic rounders match before settling down for the evening.
Day 4- Thursday 21st June
Another jam-packed day today: rock climbing and exploring local mines. Many of the pupils really pushed themselves to reach the top of three challenging climbs; a few groups learned to use belay lines which built on their skills practised at Bewerley Park (and the Harrogate Climbing Wall). The mines we explored were havens of activity back in Elizabethan times when lead and copper were highly-prized minerals. The evening's activity was a hilarious show of talent from our pupils, who raised a laugh with a variety of animal impressions and bizarre humour. We're now getting ready for our return home tomorrow - see you all tomorrow!
Day 5- Friday 22nd June
Our last day and just time to try some bushcraft! We learned about the fire triangle then collected tinder and kindling from around Fellside cottage. After grading it into sizes, we built fires and tried to get them going. Some groups managed to get decent flames: we used our combined skills to make a large campfire for toasting marshmallows and baking chocolate orange cakes. Delicious!