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Outward Bound adventure

Posted onPosted on 3rd Dec
Outward Bound adventure

Students from Samworth Church Academy, Mansfield, went on an Outward Bound adventure trip to Aberdovey, Wales.

Students had expeditions in Snowdonia National Park and took part in water activities and hill walking.

The activities programme was aimed at boosting confidence and team-building skills.
David Hunt, staff member, said: “It offered students the chance to realise their potential by taking each of them out of their comfort zones and raising their self-esteem.

“Our year sevens follow a competency-based curriculum where they learn the values of working with new people, building teamwork and leadership skills.

“This is integral because when the young people return they know more about themselves than they would have done by not attending.”

Student Rhys Maloney took part in an activity that caused some nerves amongst students, the jetty jump.

“It was an amazing experience. I have never felt anything like it before apart from at Alton Towers,” he said.

Adam Greasley said: “It definitely brought the best out of me. I enjoyed working with a team because it was fun and let us achieve our goal. The whole week was full of awesome activities and I was allowed to be a leader in my group.”

Student Chloe Tarft overcame her fear of water. “The instructors were friendly and helpful, the water activities were fantastic and I faced my fear of water head on,” she said.

Michael Longdon, a governor, accompanied the staff and students.

Pictured are Katie Grundy, Scarlett Sykes, Lucy Turner, Ellie Patterson and Rahima Miah.