Students head for the wilds

STUDENTS from Montpelier High School took part in a week-long residential trip to the wilds of Snowdonia.
They were joined by others from Merchants’ Academy and Bridge Learning Campus on the visit in Aberdovey, which was funded by the Society of Merchant Venturers, the Outward Bound Trust and Avon Outward Bound Association.

This was the second year of the programme, launched by the outgoing Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, who turned up to see the group off on their adventure.

Mr Rees took part in an Outward Bound course as a teenager, an opportunity that he describes as a key factor in helping him strive to reach his full potential by escaping the city’s physical and cultural boundaries, climbing hills and mountains and experiencing awe.

During the week, which fell during Ramadan, students faced challenges including rock climbing, abseiling, river walks, hiking, camping, rope balancing and water activities.

The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that inspires young people to take on adventures, overcome challenges and develop confidence and self-belief, preparing them to embrace all the opportunities that life will offer them.