Aberdovey Adventures 2018

Posted at 2:40 pm on 17th April, 2018

Nearly 100 of our year 8 students were given the opportunity to further their Outward Bound adventures with a trip to The Outward Bound Trust Aberdovey (Wales) centre. At FGS we are committed to ensuring that all our students are able to participate in Outward Bound courses throughout their time with us.

We believe that learning outside the classroom is a vital part of our students’ education. The impact of taking our girls into a different environment; encouraging them to work better as a team, build self-confidence and take personal responsibility is outstanding. The difference both at home and in school is often remarkable.

The five day programme continues to assist the students in acquiring a range of transferable skills that will help them to realise their full potential; achieving personal and team goals around the schools founding principles of ‘Aspiration, Empowerment and Excellence’.

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On this trip the year 8 students were also escorted by two 6th form mentors Sian Hill and Laura Brown. The Outward Bound instructors could not praise our 6th formers enough, saying ‘when it came to the evaluations Sian took the lead, I sat and watched she did an amazing job.’ ‘ Laura took the group up the gully. At the start the girls were down spirited but upon reaching the top they were all in very high spirits. How Laura encouraged them to reach the summit and achieve their goal was great.’

The year 8 students had a fantastic time and everyone got involved in the activities. Shantayee Bailey commented: ‘I found it all very interesting;  doing activities that you don’t get to experience  in every day life.’

Freya Geenbank said ‘even though you are away from your family, you are with your friends having fun.’

Jessica Hyde summed up the trip: ‘it was challenging but the staff made it really fun; it’s a great experience.’

The Aberdovey Centre stands within its own 40 acre grounds above the picturesque fishing village of Aberdovey. It has easy access to the mountain ranges of mid-Wales and has its own waterfront activity centre.  

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During their activity packed adventures our students had to face their fears and join forces to accomplish tasks such as climbing ‘The Wall’, mountain walks, map reading, canoeing, jetty jump and a gorge walking. Everyone strove to overcome their fears whilst making new friends and increasing their skills and awareness of their own and others abilities.

The Outward Bound Trust tweeted ‘@FlixtonGS Well done to you all, its looks like you have all had an amazing week!’