There was another carousel of exciting activities in store for our Fourth Form on their week of adventures. First up, was a day of water sports. Due to the somewhat inclement weather, there was more apprehension than usual about throwing themselves into the open waters of the Cotswold Water Park – but this soon dissipated when on the water and pupils were very quickly throwing themselves into (excuse the pun) all the water-based activities. The spirit of adventure and resilience shown by all was not inhibited by the good old English summer, and the spirit they approached their day with embodied exactly the kind of camaraderie CEW is intended to engender!
The second day was spent with a full day’s walking, hiking a loop around the Ridgeway learning some of the history of the sites they encountered on the route. Highlights included running up some steep hills, climbing on giant boulders and walking the full ten miles dodging rainstorms without a single moan from any of the 72 pupils who completed the day.
The last two days were spent climbing at the Rockstar Climbing Centre in Swindon, and at Snozone in Milton Keynes where groups participated in a skiing and snowboard lesson. There was some impressive skiing on display and some even more impressive wipeouts, but fun was had by all. A Cokethorpe Skiing team is looking promising!