S1 Outward Bound Trip

A group of our S1 pupils have just returned from a weekend in Ullswater, in the Lake District, taking part in an Outward Bound adventure weekend. The 24 young people took part in a range of outdoor learning activities to help them build their confidence and resilience. The group started the weekend with a Jog and Dip in Lake Ullswater to build their team working skills and to push them out of their comfort zones. They ended day 1 with a night walk into the hills to see the stars. Day 2 was spent gorge walking, with pupils looking out for each others safety and helping each other navigate their way through the gorge; they then spent their evening enjoying a boat trip around the lake. The final day was spent canoeing on the lake before returning home to Bellshill Academy. The pupils set personal goals at the start of the weekend and every pupil made individual achievements over the three days; we are looking forward to returning to Outward Bound in the near future.