Snowdonia Adventure Trip
On Friday 18th May, 25 students from across LC1 to UC4 embarked on an adventure trip to Snowdonia. With the girls in high spirits, we set off from College and arrived at our new home - a small bunk house in the middle of nowhere.
It was an early start on the Saturday morning with the aim of climbing Snowdon (1,085m). The going was easy to start with, as everyone warmed up nicely in the sunny weather. The girls set an amazing pace and before we knew it we had made it to some of the steeper parts.
The group made steady progress and it was a welcome relief when we made it up to just below the summit for some lunch and a well-earned rest. The views from the top can only be described as incredible, with the girls being able to see for miles in all directions. We continued up, passing through the summit and only stopping for a picture or two as there were hundreds of people. The descent followed the Miners' Track to a lake, with some of the girls stopping to cool their feet in the water. The students showed amazing determination and resilience all day.
Saturday evening saw the group at a local climbing centre having a go at some climbing and challenging themselves on the complicated climbing obstacles. We then all retreated back to the bunk house for a well-earned rest, with a feeling of high achievement from the day’s adventures.
Sunday morning involved cleaning up and we were soon on our way to the next adventure - white water rafting. There were some very nervous expressions as the girls saw the river, but the rafting guides soon put them at ease and they were off on the first trip down the white water course.
The girls could clearly be seen having a fun time on the water with smiles from ear to ear and achieving much more than they had imagined. All came back with stories to tell and thoroughly soaked.
The weekend was long but full of adventures and achievements. A massive well done to all the girls for achieving the climb to the top of Snowdon and doing so well throughout the whole weekend.
Mr Allison, Outdoor Education Instructor