The adventure with Skylark Outdoor Pursuits has begun again, after a short break because of half term.
The boys arrived at school and were fully engaged and committed from the outset. Supporting each other and helping to get the kit ready before we departed for the venue to climb and abseil. The group managed the short drive to the crag, which was made easier by the thought of being outside in the glorious spring weather that we had. Arriving at the crag, we got the kit together and walked to the area where we set up for the day. Some of the boys stayed with our instructor to watch the kit be set up, whilst the others went on a short walk to occupy their time.
To their credit all of the boys were involved in the day, either actively taking part in the abseiling and climbing, supporting others with their difficulties, or by taking part in the trust exercise that our instructor uses when he works with the military. This was particularly significant when you consider the reasons these young people are at the Peak.
All of the boys displayed not only the Peak values but also many other skills that will enable them to excel in life when they complete their journey in full time education.