On Monday 4 May 2015 27 pupils from Year 9, 10 and Post16 and 10 staff made the 3 and half hour journey to the Hampshire Mountain Centre in the Brecon Beacons. The centre is Local Authority supported outdoor adventure facility in the small village of Libanus near Brecon.
The aims of the visit are to support pupils to develop their confidence, independence, communication and team work skills. Each day pupils took part in different activity, this year pupils had the opportunity to climb / abseil, canoe and gorge walk. This year pupils experienced some really challenging weather including gale force winds and heavy rain. However, all of them showed great commitment helping them achieve their personal goals.
As well as taking part in various activities pupils are expected to take care of their own belongings, tidy the building (including their rooms), help cook food, wash up, hoover and clean. The trip provides an excellent opportunity for the pupils develop their life skills as well as support each other. It really is a pleasure to watch the pupils grow in confidence and try new activities. Next years visit will be the 9 to the 13 May 2016 so keep a watch out for letters that will be sent home in September.