Instructing for Arthog Outreach

Grinshill summit – looking at the toposcope.

What a week at Arthog Outreach! This week, I was running my usual environmental sessions, climbing at Grinshill and canoeing on the River Severn.

Environmental Sessions
This would be the final week for Class 10 and what a cracker to finish on. Their topic for this term was the Anglo Saxons so we finished off with a session on Anglo Saxon cooking. The young found the materials to light a fire, prepared the firewood and then set about making and cooking bushcraft bread and popcorn. The young really enjoyed this session and they all left with smiles on their faces.

Climbing at Grinshill
Although a small group, this group took their time to get into climbing as they all struggled with their ‘fear of heights’. However, with a little encouragement and in the right environment ‘Challenge By Choice’  they all climbed to new heights and were very proud of their achievements. As we had a little time at the end of the session we headed up to the summit to see the view and a hot chocolate. None wanted to go back so a job well done in my opinion.

Canoeing on the River Severn
I opted for a trip to Shrewsbury to explore the options for future activity here. The group really enjoyed the canoeing, skimming stones, races and team challenges. The highlight for most was the singing which can be seen by clicking here. A mighty fine day on the water with everyone wanting to do more.


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