For the first time ever, pupils from Waterloo Lodge School and Oakfield House School joined together for a week full of summer-time activities.
Between 15th August – 19th August pupils were offered an extensive outdoor education package; giving them the opportunity to learn new skills, build their confidence but most of all, to have fun.
Over the course of the week, pupils engaged in a number of activities included shelter building, survival skills, canoeing (where the pupils had the opportunity to be rescued by a powerboat as part of a training exercise by a Water Safety Team) and land tasks such as crate stacking. Additionally, some of the older students engaged in rock climbing, abseiling, caving and mountain biking. They even participated in an 8 Mile Duke of Edinburgh Bronze expedition walk and learnt how to orientate and follow a map. The week was a great success and ended with a cinema visit, Laser Quest and a day at Blackpool’s Sandcastle.
The staff team worked extremely hard together and despite a week of intense organisation and management it was worth every second to see the pupil’s happy faces!