11 Jul 2019

We can’t believe that today was our last full day and what a day it has been!  We all completed our final activities which included raft-building and the zip wire for some of us.  Working as a team, we tied a range of knots (half hitches, figure of eights and square lashings) to create our sturdy, pond-worthy vessels from planks of wood and barrels.  Then, after we had all faced our fears and flown down the zip wire, we successfully raced our rafts against another team....

10 Jul 2019

Today, after another hearty breakfast we set off to take on Mam Tor!  It was a challenging trek to the summit (517m above sea level) which saw us walking on the old road (or what is left of it) before taking a steep ascent up to the top.  We persevered and kept each other going, supporting everyone to get to the top even when it seemed impossible! When we did arrive at the top, the views were stunning and made the climb worthwhile.  Our journey down was a little gentler and we were h...

9 Jul 2019

What a busy first full day it has been!  Today, each group has done two activities.  Some of us headed off for weaselling, scrambling over rocks and wiggling through narrow gaps.  We had to work together to guide each other around a range of routes and were surprised at the challenges we tackled successfully.  Others of us went to Bagshaw Cave, climbing down almost 100 steps to explore the underground tunnels.  We learnt about how the caves had been formed millions of years ago and f...

8 Jul 2019

We have arrived in beautiful Derbyshire after a fairly long (and relatively Baby Shark-free!) journey.  The children are settled into their rooms, have made their beds and have enjoyed a delicious tea.  After tea, we headed off for a walk to Odin’s Mine.  We enjoyed looking at the scenery and managed to mainly avoid the rain.

The children are all now in bed ready for a busy day tomorrow!

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