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12 Fourth Form pupils took on the numerous challenges that the Scottish wilderness had to offer during the summer break. Designed to promote team work and leadership, each pupil also tackled individual challenges and came away with a greater knowledge of this remote and beautiful environment. The activities ranged from sea kayaking to rock climbing and the three-day expedition on the Foinaven ridge pushed most physically and mentally. All these challenges were under the careful guidance of the Ridgway Adventure staff and the core values of its founder, John Ridgway, are as relevant today as they were when he set up the organisation after rowing the Atlantic Ocean with Shay Blythe in 1966.
The favourite part of the week appears to be “Survival Island”, where the pupils can put all their training to the test. Whilst the weather augmented many of the challenges, our pupils dug deep and benefitted hugely from the experience.
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