A nice end of term week for me at Arthog Outreach and in my opinion just as it should be! My week consisted of my regular environmental learning session, a spot of caving and then for the finale a climbing session.
I have been working with this group in four week blocks throughout the year and the difference in the group over that time has been immense. For their final session, we did a quiz based on the topic covered throughout the year (Kenya, Anglo Saxons & Theatre) and then we finished of with shelter building with embellishments and the creativity of the young people was simply awesome
Caving at Ogof Llanymynech
I haven’t been caving for some time and it was nice to be out of the warm weather for a while. The young people really engaged with the geology of the cave, its industrial past and of course exploring the caves many passages. All squeezed in and out of Five Ways Chamber and were keen to explore more so we visited Mandible Chamber. Still with spare time, we visited the nearby Hoffman Lime Kiln which is only one in the UK with a chimney. The young people had a great time exploring and asked many questions about the industrial artefacts.
Climbing at Grinshill
This proved to be a lovely final session for this Year 5 Group with everyone achieving new heights. It was a gentle start to the session with lots of encouragement and before long the group were taking charge of the belaying and giving each other lots of encouragement.