Snowdonia Trip - The Hayne Sept 2011
The young people of the senior house group, The Hayne, have recently returned from another successful and enjoyable trip to Snowdonia. The trip involved 4 different types of adventurous activities each designed to harness different individual’s personal attributes, and helping to build a spirit of team ethos.
Our first activity saw the group walking up and then down Mount Snowdon (England and Wales’s highest peak). Here we saw the boy’s led by experienced local guides walk to the summit in inclement weather, and then descend via a different route in glorious sunshine. One individual was heard to say this was the highest point he had ever reached, as he had not even been on an aeroplane before.
The second day of activities saw the group partaking in a high ropes assault course and raft building. The first saw many of the boys attempting to overcome doubts they had about heights and learning to trust and encourage each other. Raft building was an exercise to get the boys working together in teams and to let their imagination flow with some their craft designs.
The culmination of the trip was a visit to Anglesey where they all partook in Coasteering. This saw the group (even the more nervous) swim out from the beach to rocky outcrops and then jump back into the sea then attempt higher jumps. On completion of the activity, the whole group agreed that this was the best thing they had ever attempted.
The boys were a credit to the school throughout the trip; staff were very pleased to be told by all companies used that the group had been a pleasure to instruct.