The Year 10
Expeditions are unique to St David’s College and for many, the highlight of the
Outdoor Education programme.
Following a series of presentations from the
Outdoor Education staff, pupils had to make the difficult between choosing an
expedition in canoes, sea kayaks, trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing or
Last week, during the
cold winter weather, Year 10 students completed the first of seven training
days that will get them ready for the expedition in June this year. Thanks to
the location of St David’s College, the sea kayak and canoe teams could get on
the sea and nearby lake at Llanberis.
The underground team explored into the
disused slate mines of Cwm Orthin, the trekkers hiked up to the famous
Aberfalls and while one climbing groups made the most of the indoor climbing
wall, the other teamed up with the mountaineers to try their hand at ice
climbing in the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park.
Unlike many school
trips, these Year 10 expeditions are planned and prepared by the students. With
guidance from the Outdoor Education staff, they put skills learnt in the
classroom into real life context. As well as the physical preparations, they
also have to book accommodation, organise transport and budget their food
rations. We’re looking forward to finding out where they will all be heading