Outward Bound in the Peak District - Year 9 Residential to Edale YHA

11th May 2018

On Monday 30 April Year 9 set out on quite a miserable day to travel to Edale YHA in Derbyshire. They had a very long journey but everyone was in great spirits, looking forward to the week ahead. Edale YHA is in the centre of the Peak District in the High Peaks. The students were welcomed to the centre by their instructors and were shown to Kinder Cottage where they would be staying for 5 days.

The group went straight into activities, the first being a night hike which showed then the countryside around the centre. Over the next few days the students experienced the following activities: Canoeing / Weaseling / Problem Solving / Raft Building / Abseiling / Treasure Hunt / Archery / Caving / Orienteering / High Ropes. 

The students had the most fantastic time, all the staff were incredibly impressed by how fearless they all were and how hard they all tried in every activity. The students’ favourite activities were abseiling where they had to descend from a viaduct over a river and weaselling where they all had to squeeze through small spaces in the rocks spread across areas of the Peak District!

Year 9 were all so polite, excited and enthusiastic about the activities and the instructors absolutely loved working with them. They particularly commented on how much progress they saw in all of the Year 9’s in one week and how they had all opened up, and challenged themselves!

Ms Matthews, Ms Elford, Mr Soetan, Mr Calvin and Ms Bunbury would all like to thank the Year 9 students for making the residential journey such a wonderful week!! 

As you can see from the pictures, the students had an amazing time - parents and carers will be able to see more wonderful pictures and film footage on the school web site.