Pupils Enjoy Outdoor Life During Leading Edge Challenge

25 March 2019

22 Year 10 pupils took part in the 2018/19 Leading Edge Challenge in and around the Helford River over the weekend.

Leading Edge focuses on developing students’ outdoor skills, life skills, and school life. Pupils also learn how to look after themselves and others, while enhancing their time management skills, cooking skills, and much more.

Participants departed from Swanpool, Falmouth, on Saturday – and headed towards the Ferryboat Inn on the Helford Passage. Half of the group travelled via kayak, while the remaining students hiked the beautiful Cornish coastline, with the kayakers in sight. Minibuses were waiting within the Ferryboat Inn car park upon arrival, and pupils hopped on to begin the next stage of their trip: camping nearby the Helford River Gig Club.

After pitching their tents, pupils made the most of their culinary skills as they cooked an evening meal, before playing a host of fun-filled games and getting some much-needed rest.

After waking to the wondrous morning sunshine amid the tranquility of the Helford River, students made their way back to Swanpool. Those who took to the water in kayaks the previous day travelled by foot, and vice versa.

Speaking following the weekend’s trip, Mr Chanter, Head of Leading Edge, said: “It was great to see the students exhibit leadership, teamwork, resilience and organisational skills in the outdoor environment. A huge thanks to Elemental for helping support the programme and providing the opportunities on the water.”

A huge well done to all pupils who took part in the Leading Edge Challenge over the weekend. The next stage will allow participants to visit Wales and tackle the Brecon Beacons!