It’s been another cracking week working for my friends at Arthog Outreach leading a series of bushcraft, caving, climbing and woodland exploration sessions.
A mixed bag of indoor climbing this week consisting of taster sessions for Year3 3 & 4, a climbing assessment for a group of PE’s students and one to one coaching session. As usual the taster sessions went very well indeed with all the young people involved with the peer group belaying. It was excellent to see the progress made by the PE students and the standard that they achieved in just 5 weeks was awesome.
The one to one climbing session went very well indeed and its likely that I will be working with this student again as he’s keen to get involved with the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) so a job well done in my opinion.
Bushcraft & Woodland Exploration
On Tuesday, I was working with an exceptional bunch of Year 4’s providing a day of woodland exploration and bushcraft. We had lots of fun in the woods looking for animal tracks and identifying various flora and fauna.
Unfortunately, the cold weather got to one or two and we headed back to the centre for a quick warm up and impromptu session on the low ropes course and it was great to see the young people supporting each other as they made there way around the course.
Another cracking session in Ogof Llanymynech working with a Year 3 Group who where really excited to go exploring in the cave. Some of the more adventurous made their way into Fiveways Chamber to tackle the ‘Puddle of Truth’.
The buzz when everyone came out of the cave was exceptional and they all wanted to go caving again.