Towards the end of the Summer term, Year 7 enjoyed two action packed adventure days. On Monday 28th June we visited GoApe to do the ‘Treetop Challenge’. On Wednesday 30th June we had an activity day ran by ‘Aclimbatize’ who are a local outdoor activity organiser.
On the Monday we arrived at Sherwood Pines for a full day of activities. Dizzy heights were involved as pupils and staff balanced along a variety of challenging routes between the trees. Zip wires were a very speedy way to get back to the forest floor! In the afternoon pupils worked together on a number of ground based team building activities.
On the Wednesday morning Year 7 climbed up the hillside above Matlock Bath wearing full caving gear, we then were granted access to the network of mines known as the Devonshire Mine. We spent two and a half hours underground, climbing and squeezing through a network of tunnels. At one point pupils had to help their friends as they bravely climbed up then squirmed through a rather tight gap. On the Wednesday afternoon we travelled to Carsington Water where pupils were taught some useful knot tying skills. They then worked in three teams to construct rafts. They sailed out on these, accompanied by a safety boat and Mr Hitchman on a canoe! Everyone got thoroughly wet.
Pupils pushed themselves to conquer fears, try new experiences, work together and have a lot of fun! A great deal was packed into these two days. It was a great way to celebrate the end to a fantastic Year 7! Mr Hichman, Mrs Bennion, Mr Reeves and Miss Blackbourn accompanied the children and participated in many of the activities. Well done Year 7 and have a fantastic summer holiday!