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Wyvern students climb mountains in Wales
WYVERN College students have taken up mountaineering in Wales as part of the school’s initiative promoting team-building and exercise.
Nearly 20 students from the Eastleigh college climbed Pen y Fan at the Brecon Beacons National Park at the end of last month (September 20).
The team of year 10s and 11s headed out in their climbing boots, over the course of the weekend, to take part in a range of outdoor sports including canoeing and caving, though some students were apprehensive about the underground ‘Letter Box’ and ‘Corkscrew’ tunnels.
Team leader, Martin Kerslake, said: “One of the purposes of the weekend was to encourage team building as the students faced challenges they assumed were beyond their skills. All were a credit to themselves, and the College, and already some have signed up to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award this year.”
The team reached the 886 metre summit before returning to pass a memorial to a 5 year old boy who died on the mountain over 100 years as a result of the hazardous terrain.
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