Year 8 survive in Wales for a week
After a long bus journey, the Year 8 boys arrived at the rural idyll of Aberdovey, where the Dovey river meets the magnificent coastline of Cardigan Bay.
Within moments of arriving, the boys were split into three groups, changed into their ‘jog and dip’ gear and each instructor lead the activity in their own style. It was exactly as it sounds, but fortunately the water was pleasantly warm…for Wales! A variety of different team-building exercises followed to complete the day.
For the kayaking day, the weather greeted us with plenty of rain, which all added to the sense of adventure. One group managed paddle a few miles north along the coastline before riding (or swimming) the waves in, so that lunch could be enjoyed on the beach. Others simply raft together and ate at sea. Post lunch, the wind and waves had grown considerably and despite many valiant attempts to break free into clear swell, everyone capsized and washed ashore, like shipwrecked sailors. This was proper adventure!