Another Week At Arthog Outreach

Last week my sessions for Arthog Outreach were bushcraft, caving and canoeing and all three sessions were very enjoyable indeed

Toasting ‘giant’ marshmallows in the woods

Bushcraft
This is the forth and  day of a multi day programme for this group of Year 5’s and they chose bushcraft for their final activity. We wandered through the woods, visiting the disused limekilns, natural springs, a cave before having lunch at a secret shelter. The young people were simply in awe at what they found and were soon asking all sorts of questions about our environment. As special treat for the last session we collected wood and toasted marsh mallows which was enjoyed by all. Our final part of the day involved tracking and we followed some fresh deer prints and we were rewarded with seeing a small herd of deer.

Caving at Ogof Llanymynech
Working with secondary school children for this session which is always fun. The group were very keen to explore all of the cave so we squeezed though the nutcracker to visit Burial Chamber and the Belfry and then on to Fiveways Chamber. The group were still keen to do more so we visited the Mandible Chamber for a few challenges. I was particular impressed by the teamwork shown by this group and how keen they were to navigate around in the cave.

Preaparing for a bit of head, shoulders, knees and toes action

Canoeing At Simpsons Pool
As part of their instructor development programme, all instructors are expected to deliver a mentored sessions and I was particularly pleased to be assigned to watch Jamie deliver a series of canoe sessions as part of his ongoing development. The group had a whale of a time of the water in rafted canoes and it was great to see the session being adapted for the particular needs of the group.

If you would like CHMAS to provide this type of session for you and your group then please take a look at our activity page to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you.

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