The Year 7 Snowdonia trip is intended to be a challenge for the pupils and it certainly lived up to that this year!
The plan was to camp low on Friday night and then move camp further up the mountain on Saturday morning, before heading to the summit and wild camping on Saturday night. Snowdon had other ideas though and an important lesson in decision making in the mountains was learned. The weather was wet and windy from early on Saturday morning, so with everyone getting wet and cold, the decision was taken to turn back before the summit and pack up the wild camp. Year 7 did this incredibly well and carried their very large expedition packs back down. The mountain will still be there next time!
They then had the opportunity to do some orienteering on Saturday evening, as well as having a well-earned warm shower and a hot meal. Sunday was spent doing various rock-climbing routes and the group showed superb teamwork. On the way home on Monday, they stopped in Llangollen for a white-water rafting experience and everyone had a great time.
Well done to all of the pupils for the way very positive way that they all approached the trip. They all gained a great deal from their experiences.