Expeditions put King’s Ely Senior students’ stamina to the test

King's Ely Three Peaks challenge

King's Ely Three Peaks challenge - Credit: Archant

More than a dozen King’s Ely senior students walked for nearly 25 miles in 12 hours.

King's Ely Three Peaks challenge

King's Ely Three Peaks challenge - Credit: Archant

The Year 9 students travelled to Yorkshire to take part in the school’s annual Three Peaks Expedition which saw them walk the summits of Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales National Park,

A separate group of Ely Scheme Level 3 hill walking and mountaineering students also spent some of their half term in Snowdonia being taught how to look after themselves and each other in mountainous terrain.

The course covered decision making and route planning, as well as rope work and leadership skills to aid another person on steeper rocky terrain.

Members of the Meanwhile King’s Ely Climbing Club put their Level 2 skills to practice in Holyhead Mountain and Snowdonia.

three peaks

three peaks - Credit: Archant


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The Ely Scheme aims to develop students through outdoor education and adventurous activity. It concentrates on eight elements: personal skills, self-confidence, teamwork, leadership skills, social and environmental awareness, problem solving, ability to cope with difficult situations and respect for nature and the outdoors.

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