The Careers Department secured two places completely free of charge for a Year 11 pupil and Year 12 student to attend a week long Serious Adventure Outward Bounds Course at Ullswater in the Lake District. They joined a group of pupils and students from other Lancashire Schools for an amazing experience.
QEGS Year 12 student writes, ‘being able to participate in the Outward Bound course had a positive impact on my life as I overcame an obstacle of fear allowing myself to complete the various challenges. The course consisted of 5 main activities, swimming, abseiling, rowing, canoeing, and a 3-day expedition. My favourite activity was the expedition as it helped me to grasp the feeling of what the Duke of Edinburgh silver expedition would feel like, along with helping me appreciate the little things in life that most of the time would take for granted. Furthermore, it helped me get my mind-set straight again after all the stress of GCSEs and helped me to focus on many things that the future holds. I am very grateful I had the opportunity to attend the course because it let me experience the beautiful scenery that is mainly hidden by cars and busy cities as well as making new friends from all different backgrounds, I enjoyed activities which I have always wanted to partake in. Overall, I would urge anyone who may be anxious to join the Outward Bound course to sign up immediately, it is the best way to unwind after your exams and to have the most adventurous summer yet.’
We thank Stuart Sykes and Rebecca Minto of the Outward Bounds Trust and we hope that this will become a regular opportunity for QEGS pupils and students to be part of in the years to come.