Snowdonia activities week for Year 8 pupils
04 July 2012
St Lawrence College Year 8 pupils have just returned from an activities short break to Snowdonia, which as always, proved to be most enjoyable for both staff and pupils.
The journey to Blue Peris from Ramsgate is long, and so quite understandably the pupils found it hard to resist the temptation of asking ‘are we there yet Sir?” However the journey was certainly worth it, as the experiences gained during the four nights and three days will stay with the pupils forever. For many, the activities were completely new, and so with the support of staff, instructors and other pupils they were able to overcome their apprehensions and succeed.
Day activities included sea level traversing, river gorge walking, rock climbing, kayaking and mountain walking, and during the evenings the pupils were kept busy with dormitory competitions and writing their thoughts, reflecting on the days activities;
“Snowdonia was a great experience. We all really enjoyed it but it was challenging. The activities took you out of your comfort zone, but it was worth it. All the groups did a mountain walk, rock climbing and kayaking whilst one group did sea level traversing and two did river gorge walking. The week was very tiring but we all managed it. We all achieved something, proud that we completed the challenges that were set for us. There were also evening activities which were really fun. It was good to be with friends and helping one another as well as trusting each other. The facilities were good and we had to do chores and duties. The week went fast because we were enjoying ourselves. Overall we thought it was a good experience. We encourage everyone to go next year and have fun”.
Dipa, Karenza, Kit and Jamie.