Year 8 take part in an Adventure Week bootcamp
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Year 8 students took part in an Adventure Week bootcamp. Read the full report from Mr Davies.

With the news that we would not be able to stay at our usual MOD Army camp this year the Year 8 staff team were determined to put on the best week possible here at the College. The week started very well with some glorious weather and all the Year 8 students keen to get started. Monday saw the students taking part in Fire Making lessons, Field Cooking, Drill lessons, Field Gun training and practical leadership tasks, a special mention to both Chief Tony and Chief Karl for all their help with the Field cooking stand.

On Tuesday the students began their first day of a three-day carousel which included the following events Water skiing, Stand up paddle boarding, Aqua assault course, Inflatable rides, Navigation task, BB shooting range, Archery, Rock climbing, Combat archery and a Low ropes course. If that was not enough to keep the students busy in the evening they had a go at Off-road Segway’s, CCF boot cleaning, Laser clay shooting, Strike a light and Corps of Drums training which comprised Bugle, Fife and Side Drum training.

Come Thursday the energy level of the students was starting to dip so during the lovely BBQ provided by the catering staff the students were excited when the ice cream van turned up. After a rainy night under canvas on the College fields the students still had lots of energy and were excited about the camp awards. The staff were very impressed with the level on commitment that the students showed all week and almost every student took part in all the activities. The last group that I would like to thank is the staff team, your hard work and endless commitment really made it an enjoyable week for both the students and all the other staff taking part.