Year 7 students from Rossett School enjoyed a range of outdoor activities at Bewerley Park
Year 7 students from Rossett School enjoyed a range of outdoor activities at Bewerley Park

Rising to the outdoor challenge

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A week of exciting outdoor adventure has been enjoyed by Rossett School students at the Bewerley Park Centre near Harrogate.

Nearly 70 students in Year 7 took part in the week-long trip which featured a range of activities including gorge scrambling, mountain biking, caving, mine exploring, canoeing, kayaking and nature walks. Brimham Rocks was the setting for a ‘scramble and climb’ session, while night activities included orienteering, night navigation, line dancing and team challenges.

Geography teacher Sharon Leeming, who led the trip, said the activities had brought out the ‘3 Rs’ culture of learning that is encouraged at the school, namely Responsibility, Resilience and Reflection.

Mrs Leeming added:

Students demonstrated the 3 Rs with brilliance: Responsibility over kit, organisation for activities, keeping the dormitories tidy and looking after each other; Resilience as they were exhausted and tired but still gave it their best and rose to the challenge; and Reflection as they thought about how much progress they had made on each activity and throughout the week with their teams.

At Rossett, we see educational visits such as the Bewerley Park trip as an invaluable part of school life. As well as offering an exciting experience and the opportunity to learn new practical skills, they also promote key life skills such as organisation, determination and team work.

It was a complete privilege to accompany the Year 7s to Bewerley Park. The students taking part in the trip not only had immense fun but also faced their fears and overcame them brilliantly. Friendships were made between students who wouldn’t usually work together at school and everybody united to do the best they could.

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