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Students brave big swell conditions in four day expedition

Published: March 23, 2018

Duchy College Duchy Stoke Climsland 16-18

Students from Cornwall and Devon have braved the high seas and towering cliffs of Cornwall during a four day expedition.

Adventure Sport students from Duchy College undertook the adventurous activities and camping despite the challenging conditions.

The activities included a trip to Bosigran where they scrambled and climbed a route up and over the crag experiencing what was to offer, which was followed by climbing near Hollywood wall at the Lizard and sea kayaking around the Lizard.

The swell was big and students were able to put their skills into practice as they needed full concentration to keep afloat.

Level 2 Adventure Sport student, George Costello, said “the trip was amazing and we got to do practice so many new skills in a different environment.”

“I really liked paddling in the big swell and it gave me a chance to really find out what I am capable of in a kayak.”

Adventure Sports Instructor Richard Moss said “the expedition really gave the students the chance to practice their skills and develop not only as a practitioner but also as an outdoor leader.”

Team Lead for Sport and Outdoor Adventure, Darren Evans, said “the Adventure Sports programmes at Duchy College are designed to give students a real taste of a variety of Adventure Sports.”

“The students develop their skills and gain qualifications that will make them employable. “

“With so many of our students receiving multiple job offers from Outdoor Adventure companies, expeditions like this give the students the chance to put not only their practical skills but also their leadership skills into practice.”

There is a Courses and Careers Advice Event on Saturday 24th March 10am until Midday for students who may be interested in sport and adventure sport courses to come along and meet the teams and explore the facilities.

 

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