Arthog Outreach – Let The Fun Commence

Having fun on the rock

Having fun on the rock

I just can’t believe that this is the final week before the October half term, the time just seems to have flown by. The week’s activities at Arthog Outreach,  include a Foundation Safety & Rescue Training (FSRT) course as well as climbing & canoeing sessions.

FSRT Course
This was run for a local college as part of their outdoor sports module and a mighty fine day it was too. The mountain aspects of the course were mainly land based as we went though the various rescue protocols and looked at some of the bank based rescues. After lunch, the session took a distinctly wet approach as the candidates worked their way through the various boat based rescues.

All the candidates were shattered by the end of the course but were grinning like Cheshire Cats on their achievements.

Climbing at Grinshill
I seem to be dealing with quite a few nervous Year 5 groups lately and this group continued in the same vein. However, as with previous groups the ‘Challenge By Choice’ delivery method worked its magic and ensured that everyone attempted lots of climbs and more importantly left with increased confidence in their abilities

Canoeing at Simpsons Pool
It’s been a while since I last canoed at Simpsons Pool and it was great to see this nervous group gain confidence on the water and simply have lots of fun playing games. I opted to forget skills on this session and simply let the young people have fun on the water. The tactic paid off and everyone wanted to come back for more.

A lovely week at Arthog Outreach and I’m looking forward to more adventuring after the half term.

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