February 25, 2009
photos: Action-packed half term for Highbridge
A group of sixth form students from Highbridge's King Alfred School
spent part of their half-term holiday at the Outward Bound Trust
in Wales where they enjoyed various challenges that tested not
only their own survival skills but their ability to work as a
team and to lead others.
youngsters completed a range of exciting activities, from rock
climbing to the high ropes, trapeze and an airborne ladder.
also took part in improvised rafting, where students had to work
as a team to build a seaworthy raft from plastic barrels, logs
and rope as the cold tidal waters lapped around their legs.
sixth formers were joined by an enthusiastic bunch of Year 10s
who worked extremely effectively with the older students.
outward bound course offered a great opportunity for Year 10s
to experience some of the extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities
available in the sixth form and both sets of students appreciated
each others support and encouragement," said Jonathan Gaskell,
head of the school's sixth form.
the students are now much better prepared for the life challenges
ahead and the skills they have acquired in Wales will stand them
in good stead both with their immediate academic work but also
in their everyday lives."
students had a thoroughly enjoyable time and we all expect that
out of this group of students leaders of the future will emerge.
The school would like to thank the Avon Outward Bound Association
for supporting the trip with a generous grant. Many thanks also
to Miss Stuart and Mr Ablett for making sure the trip ran smoothly."