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Outward Bound Trust – Adventure Week

By 21 April 2023No Comments

Over the two week break, some of our students participated in the Outward Bound Trust adventure week. The Outward Bound Trust is a charity that challenges young people to never give up, to change their perspective, and to learn the most important lesson they could ever have: to believe in themselves. 

Below two of our students from Year 10 share their experiences during the week. 


Joseph W

“On the 10th to the 14th of April I got the incredible opportunity to go to Ullswater Lake District with the Outward Bound Trust organisation and sponsored by Sigma Capital company. I made many new friends (who I now speak to after the trip) and experienced some brand new life experiences, there were so many thrilling events such as: jumping in the huge lake of the area, canoeing across the entirety of the huge aforementioned lake, and going on a two day expedition (similar to our bronze DofE that we previously) and getting to go away to the snowy mountains for a night. 

After the event we were all offered the opportunity to go back again during the summer under the same funding too! 

Overall, I could not recommend this experience to anyone more, as no matter whether you think you like this sort of outdoorsy stuff or not, or whether you’re worried about making friends or not, I could not recommend it all more!”


Izzy W

“During the Easter holidays, I was given the opportunity to go to the Lake District with the Outward Bound Trust, fully sponsored by the company Sigma Capital. While there I got to participate in lots of activities, like jumping in and canoeing across the lake, raft building, a two day expedition into a snowy mountain – and much more! On top of this, the experience allowed me to meet new people and make new friends, as well as gain experience in working in a team with a group I am not familiar with. The instructors are very helpful and willing to work around difficulties and fears you have, and give support when we struggle, though they mostly encourage us to do things ourselves.

Overall, this is definitely an experience I would recommend to everyone, even if you aren’t outdoorsy!”