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Latest DofE Residentials

20180413_124815 20180412_191409 20180410_155725We’ve run 3 residentials this year at February half term, over the Easter holidays and recently during October half term. Over the February half term we were joined by 25 students, all studying Maths or Physics at A level. They came from all over England to concentrate on their A Levels and revise for half a day, under the teaching of Sue and Adam, as well as having a morning or afternoon activity break – mountain biking, kayaking and walking, led by Andy, Graeme and Will.  During the April residential, 12 students were well catered for: some focusing on just Maths with Amy’s expert guidance and the others covering a wide range of subject all supervised and supported by Jane. In October, we were fully booked with 24 students studying Maths with Sue and enjoying kayaking, archery and plenty more activities. All the physical and mental effort were kept sustained by Emma’s meals – with all meals freshly prepared. The cakes were definitely the most popular but plenty of vegetables were sneaked in through fresh soup every lunchtime! Evenings continued to be busy with various events such as a magic show by our very own Great Adamos, a Maths based biscuit bake off, a talk by the Edale Mountain Rescue Team, a fascinating talk by Jane Alexander on careers, UCAS, interviews and the next step after A levels, a pumpkin carving competition and a talk by Jane Prescott on universities and interviews.

We stayed in a remote and beautiful outdoor centre overlooking Ladybower reservoir with spectacular views of the hills around and more recently in a lovely outdoor centre in the New Forest.

Our next residentials are down in the New Forest during February half-term (2019) and in Worcesteshire for our Easter residential (2019). Email me for more details or to book a place: info@first4adventure.co.uk

Emma

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