Author Archives: chris

Course Directing a Mountain Leader Training Course

As a recently approved Course Director for the Mountain Leader Award Scheme,  I was delighted to be asked to Direct a Mountain Leader training course for Yr Hafod. There was a real mix of weather over the three weekends from … Continue reading

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Professional Development – Oxygen Therapy Course

CHMAS run a variety of first aid courses and to keep our courses up to date, Chris regularly undertakes Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and his latest CPD was to attend am Oxygen Therapy Course run by Pete Rich of Rich … Continue reading

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Canoeing With Arthog Outreach

The last week of the spring term for Arthog Outreach involved mainly canoeing sessions and a pretty mixed bag it was too! Year 3 Canoeing At Simpsons Pool Lots of fun and laughter as we whizzed about Simpsons Pool in … Continue reading

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Hill & Moorland Leader Training – Observation

I was very fortunate to be observing a Hill & Moorland (HML) Training course being run by Alan Ward of Bigfoot Services and an excellent course it was too. We had a real mixed bag of weather, lots of laughter … Continue reading

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NCS Course Leading

It was good to be back at Condover Hall, leading an activity residential for a NCS programme. Despite the cold weather everyone had a lovely time and the talent show on the last evening was epic!

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Adventure With Arthog Outreach

The last couple of weeks at Arthog Outreach has been very enjoyable where I have been leading hill walking, caving, canoeing and bushcraft sessions with a mix of year groups. Each group has its own challenges, special moments and it … Continue reading

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Instructing For Arthog Outreach

Its been a busy few weeks at Arthog Outreach which has seen me having a smashing time breaking up the ice for canoeing, battling against the wind for a hill walking and team building activities for Years 3 to Year … Continue reading

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CHMAS – Lowland Leader Training

Last week, CHMAS was running their first Lowland Leader Training Course and despite the initial scare with the snowy weather it turned out to be a very enjoyable course indeed. Day 1 – Getting the Fundamentals Right The day started … Continue reading

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Working For Arthog Outreach

Another good couple of days working for Arthog Outreach, which has seen predominantly leading team building sessions, something I have come to realise I am exceedingly good at. Year 3 / Year 4 Team Building In the morning, I delivered … Continue reading

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Another Week At Arthog Outreach

It’s good to be back in the grove for Arthog Outreach and this week, I have been leading canoeing and team building challenges, which despite my cold were very enjoyable with lots of smiling faces and laughter ringing in my … Continue reading

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