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Outward Bound Residential Day 2 - “I wish I could stay here for 6 weeks”!

Dear Parents/Carers,

See below for the latest ‘day 2’ update from the Outwood Bound Residential.

Day 2:

We woke up to a beautiful sunny day. Groups Fiennes, Hill and Arkless took part in a mountain hike and cookout.  

This took 9 hours to complete and covered around 10km! Each group walked a different route and climbed different mountains. All students showed determination, resilience and lots of effort to complete this challenge.

Students and staff were extremely proud after accomplishing the hike!

Muir Team took part in a lovely morning walk to the bottom of the 30ft rock face. Students were challenged to rock climb and abseil back down.

All students conquered the challenge!  The group then rowed back across the lake taking in the breathtaking scenery.

The Bonnington team took part in gorge walking in Fusedale Beck. The team worked together to overcome the many obstacles between them and the finishing point. Challenging each other and building key skills to complete the activity. They finished the day with torchlit orienteering around the woodland.

Ten explorers in Dalton scaled not one mountain today, but two! In glorious sunshine, they first climbed Steel Knotts and then walked onto Pikeawassa. After lunch, they walked up Hallin Fell. The views were stunning, and our students showed amazing courage and resilience.

As students rested and looked onto the views one student said, “It is so good here I wish I could stay here for 6 weeks”. Another student said, “The people that live here are so lucky, because it is so beautiful”.

Well done to all students and staff taking part and a big thank you to Mr Jacobs, One In A Million Co-founder/ OIAM Charity CEO, for joining the staff and students for Day 2 and supporting them to complete their challenge.

Bring on ‘day 3’!