Last weekend, 11 Year 12 students, along with Miss Stevens and Mrs Heggs, travelled to the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire for a training expedition in preparation for their Tanzania World Challenge.
One of the students, Matthew Teevan, has written the following about the experience:
“Over the course of just 30 hours, the team developed many key skills while training both physically and mentally, with the help of our excellent World Challenge guide Neil, to do activities including pitching tents, hiking and practising a variety of scenarios to help prepare for the range of dangers and problems that we could face on our real expedition. The team worked cohesively to tackle the tasks set for us, such as if a member of the team is lost in the middle of nowhere, or a member of our team breaks a leg. Meanwhile, dinner was cooked on an open fire to help replicate the conditions we may be facing when we are preparing meals in Tanzania. Overall, the team are now better prepared for the real thing, which will involve hiking, a charity project to help a community and navigating the country and we are set to leave for Africa in July 2020.”Click here to return to the current newsletter