TRAIL running, ridge walking and rock pool swimming were just some of the activities enjoyed by King’s Ely students during an adrenaline-fuelled expedition to the Lake District.
To say the expedition earlier this month (July) was action-packed would be a slight understatement – with students in Years 11 to 13 also enjoying multi pitch climbing, bouldering, scrambling and lots more.
The week-long summer holiday event was staged through the Ely Scheme, which aims to build important life skills that cannot always be taught in the classroom. While most independent schools have an outdoor pursuits programme, the Ely Scheme is both unique and central to the whole King’s Ely experience, as young people are given tangible opportunities to push themselves to achieve beyond anything they ever thought possible.
The aim is to develop each individual student through outdoor education and adventurous activity, concentrating on eight major elements: personal skills; self-confidence; teamwork; leadership skills; social and environmental awareness; problem solving; ability to cope with difficult situations and healthy respect for nature and the outdoors.
To find out more about the Ely Scheme, and other unique opportunities at King’s Ely, please visit www.kingsely.org.