The great outdoors beckoned for a group of Year 8 Carter Community School students, who braved the elements to take part in an adventure weekend.
Held on the 15th/16th October, the event saw the students visit Hurston Campsite in Swanage to take part in a variety of exciting activities, co-ordinated by the team from Land & Wave.
Staying in large bell tents decorated with lights and bunting, the budding Bear Grylls’ had their competitive spirit put to the test when they were split into two teams for a raft building contest, using only four barrels, six poles and six pieces of rope.
With the first day ending with coasteering, the second day saw the young adventurers take to the woods to try out their bushcraft skills, taking part in archery, fire lighting and cooking, before ending the day with body boarding.
The feedback from the pupils has all been positive and they are extremely keen to do it all again! One pupil said that, “this experience with Land & Wave has made me feel invincible as if I can do anything now!” Outdoor adventure is very fun and very rewarding. This weekend has given the pupils some amazing experiences and memories they will never forget!
Commented Principal Sam Davidson:
“Here at Carter Community School, we see residential activities as being an important part of the curriculum, taking students outside of their normal environment, teaching them new skills and helping to motivate and inspire them.”