Outward Bound in the Lake District
Boys and girls in Year 6 at St Benedict's went on an exciting trip to the Lake District in May. Based at the Outward Bound Trust Ullswater Centre, they enjoyed five days of canoeing, gorge-walking, climbing and camping.
Firstly, I want to talk about the Gorge Walking (the best activity). At first it was a bit nerve-wracking as everyone didn’t know what to expect. But when you get there it is AMAZING! The instructors are really supportive and it is really safe. Once you have done it you feel fabulous. Afterwards, you get to jump in the lake. Everyone enjoyed it.
Secondly, the expedition. Now this was quite a challenge yet definitely worth it. It was challenging but once we reached the top of the mountain we felt amazing, extraordinary and fantastic. The view was incredible.
Overall, I had an amazing experience in the Lake District.
Climbing the mountain - what an amazing 48 hours. Looking up at the twinkling stars, telling jokes and stories and working together to put up a shelter to sleep under. And in the morning, when the sun rises, you hear the rush of the stream and the birds calling to each other. You spring out of your sleeping bag ready to embark on a trek up to a formidable peak that is towering over you. It's a great feeling to stand at the top of a mountain!
Looking up at the twinkling stars, telling jokes and stories and working together to put up a shelter to sleep under...You spring out of your sleeping bag ready to embark on a trek up to a formidable peak that is towering over you.
The instructors were so kind and caring, we didn't need to worry about a thing. They made sure we were safe and enjoying our time in the Lakes. They challenged us and made sure we came back with no regrets. The nature in the Lake District is exquisite. The whole lake (Ullswater) is surrounded by breathtaking views and pristine air. I felt like I could do anything because the whole landscape motivated me. The expedition was amazing - the glorious nature enveloped me in an overnight sleep in the mountains.