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Calvert Residential November 2019

A group of Rowan Park pupils visited Calvert Trust in the Lake District from Monday 11th November to Friday 13th November 2019. The pupils were a mixed group from the Post 16 classes accompanied by 4 staff.


Day 1 -

We set off on the school mini bus all packed and ready for the adventure... Two toilet stops and some snores later we arrived at Calvert. The weather was raining and windy so we warmed up with a cup of tea and an introduction to our instructors and discovered what we would be getting up to on our visit. Fish pie for tea followed by sticky toffee pudding to set us up for our spooky late night walk. We walked as a group into the woods equipped with torches and waterproof coats... some of the group hoped we would see some zombies on our travels but instead we listened to the trees in the wind! It had been a long day of travelling so back in the lodge we all got tucked up in bed as we knew we had an early morning ahead of us.


Day 2 -

Full breakfast was served at 8am to provide us with the energy we needed for our days activities! Rock climbing, absailing and the indoor swing before lunch followed by Bush Craft Activities in the woods before tea. All the pupils learnt how to make their own fires, boil water and toast marshmallows on top! Spaghetti Bol for tea went down a treat followed by our first swimming session! 


Day 3 -

Perfect weather today for Canoeing on the lake! We headed down in our waterproof gear and set off on our adventure. Two teams used their paddles to navigate themselves down the river to the bridge were we stopped for a hot drink and some lovely photo opportunities! After lunch we trekked up the mountain and visited a copper mine. This was very exciting and scary when all the torches went off inside!!! Cottage pie for tea followed by games in the Sports Hall and a film in the games room accompanied with some sweets the tuck shop!