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CHMAS – REC Emergency First Aid Course

Last week CHMAS ran a REC Emergency First Aid Course for Arthog Outreach and judging by the feedback a mighty fine course it was too. The course is a 16 hour course delivered over two days in an outdoor environment … Continue reading

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NCS Course Leading

Last week, I was course leading a National Citizen Service Activity Residential for Condover Hall and it turned out to be quite a challenging week but one in which I learnt the subtle art of conflict resolution. We had 110 participants onsite … Continue reading

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Another Week At Arthog Outreach

This week’s work for Arthog Outreach has seen me doing some centre admin, kayak rescue training and caving sessions and a mighty fine week it was too. Centre Admin In a past life, I was a Highway Engineer, responsible for amongst other things … Continue reading

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MTUK Providor Workshop

Last week, as part of a regular update to work on Mountain Leader (ML) courses, I was at a MTUK Walking Award Provider workshop delivered by Bryn Williams of Mountain Training Cymru (MTC) and a mighty fine course it was … Continue reading

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Instructing For Arthog Outreach

This week’s work for Arthog Outreach has seen me running canoeing and caving sessions and an interesting week it was too. Canoeing at Simpsons Pool A pretty challenging day out in rafted canoes at Simpsons Pool. We played lots of games, raced … Continue reading

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MTA – Climbing For All Workshop

On the weekend, I was at the Beacon Climbing Centre in North Wales on a MTA workshop Climbing For All delivered by Graeme Hill and an excellent workshop it was too. The morning was spent looking at the myths and … Continue reading

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Another Week At Arthog Outreach

Working for Arthog Outreach is always fun and this week was no difference! I took a group of Year 3’s canoeing and was part of a team providing on onsite activity day for  a Group of Year 6’s. Canoeing at … Continue reading

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Lowland Leader Assessment

Last weekend, I was in South Wales working / observing on a Lowland Leader Assessment for Caerphilly Adventures and a mighty fine course it was too. The majority of the candidates were well prepared and breezed through the assessment and … Continue reading

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Instructing For Arthog Outreach

Working for Arthog Outreach is always fun and this my first real week back was an absolute pleasure! I took a group of Year 3’s canoeing and a Group of Year 5’s on a habitat walk and there was much laughter all … Continue reading

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REC Life Saver Course

This week, I was back to deliver the second half of a REC Life Saver and Heartstart First Aid Course. We recapped on the topics of the first week (vital signs, causes of unconsciousness, accident protocols, recovery position and CPR). The topics … Continue reading

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