Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in edtech

Three Peaks triumph for King's Ely pupils

Action-packed half term for Ely Scheme students

Posted by Alex Diggins | June 12, 2018 | Sports & Leisure

More than a dozen Year 9 Ely Scheme students travelled to Yorkshire to take part in the school’s annual Three Peaks Expedition. The challenge involves a circular walk bagging the summits of Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – covering a distance of just under 25 miles and all within twelve hours, which the team successfully accomplished.

A separate group of Ely Scheme Level 3 Hill Walking and Mountaineering students also spent some of their half term in Snowdonia being taught key skills in how to look after themselves and each other in mountainous terrain. The course covered efficient journeying over large ascents, decision making and dynamic route planning, as well as rope work and leadership skills to aid another person on steeper rocky terrain. Just a few days previously, members of the King’s Ely Climbing Club had put their Level 2 skills to good practice in Holyhead Mountain and Snowdonia.

The Ely Scheme aims to build important life skills that cannot always be taught in the classroom. While most independent schools have an outdoor pursuits programme, the Ely Scheme is both unique and central to the whole King’s Ely experience as young people are given tangible opportunities to push themselves to achieve beyond anything they ever thought possible.

The aim is to develop each individual student through outdoor education and adventurous activity, concentrating on eight major elements: personal skills; self-confidence; teamwork; leadership skills; social and environmental awareness; problem solving; ability to cope with difficult situations and healthy respect for nature and the outdoors.

To find out more about the Ely Scheme, and other unique opportunities at King’s Ely, please visit kingsely.org.

 

 

 

Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in independent education

Related stories

King's Ely's Rebecca makes success stick

King's Ely making a world of difference

Teaching consent in the #MeToo age

Market place - view all

Sodexo

Our positioning in the services industry is original and unique. It...

Softcat

Leading IT infrastructure provider of software licensing, hardware...

Rhino

Rhino is one of the leading rugby brands in the world and has beco...