On Sunday a group of our CCF Cadets travelled to the Lake District to take part in the annual Cadet Camp. After travelling over the pupils enjoyed a rest before waking up on Monday morning to the beautiful sunshine, a hearty breakfast and of course challenges for the day. Heading out onto the lake the pupils had the chance to take part in some canoeing having fun and splashing around. After lunch it was up into the trees for the High Ropes as our cadets channelled their inner monkeys to swing between the vines before heading to the canteen for a smashing dinner and to plan the next days expedition. Finally there was just time for a game or two of volleyball before retiring for the evening.
On day two our cadets were extremely excited to get the chance to meet Coniston Mountain Rescue volunteers as they explored the equipment, processes and requirements to both be a part of the team and to ensure that when expeditions are completed they are done safely. There was lots of opportunities for pupils to try out harnesses, stretchers and even have a go with the lights and sounds of the rescue jeep.
In the afternoon the cadets had the chance to complete the expedition they had previously planned, with a few amendments after the volunteers suggested adaptations. The team were fantastic and their map reading skills really came into use. Teamwork and Communication were at play underpinning our Employability curriculum.
On day three our pupils split up with Group A having the chance to get stuck into rock climbing as the navigated a path up the mountain to achieve stunning views of Coniston Water. Not to be outdone Group B spent the morning Gorge Walking getting some fantastic pictures before having fun in the water with the canoes. After all of the excitement there was just time for an Ice Cream before retiring for dinner.