Plas Gwynant 2018

2018 marked Rushey Mead’s fifth trip to the Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre. Nestled amongst the mountains of Snowdonia, the centre provides amazing opportunities to take part in a range of challenging outdoor activities surrounded by stunning scenery formed by millions of years of geographical processes.

This year forty-one Year 9 students, and four Rushey Mead staff, took part in the four night residential. The weather was perfect, allowing students to take part in a range of activities, including hiking up a mountain (Yr Aran - 747metres), canoeing, night swimming, abseiling, bouldering at the beach and scrambling up a gorge.

The students impressed everyone with their resilience, determination and kindness to one another. Students overcame their fears and tiredness and demonstrated a really positive growth mindset.

Positive comments were made about how polite the students were by everyone they met, from activity staff and catering staff at the centre, through to the shopkeeper in newsagents at the town where the coach stopped for lunch.

The trip was a thoroughly enjoyable experience for everyone and the students should be extremely proud of their achievements.

Year 8 students will soon be invited to apply to attend the same trip next year.