OUR 12 new Ely Scheme Outdoor Education Pupil Instructors have been chosen!

The selection process saw a group of Year 11 students coming together – socially distanced and in their year group safety bubbles – to teach a pre-planned activity to small groups, undertake first aid scenarios, complete stretcher building, the blindfolded trust trail, an assault course, a morality test and finally an unseen teaching activity to finish off the day.

James Houlston, Director of Outdoor Education at King’s Ely, said: “All of the candidates did extremely well and the selection committee, comprising of Martin Bray, Toby Humphry and Old Eleans, James Jackson and David Keene, who were both Ely Scheme Pupil Instructors when they were at King’s, would like to thank all pupils who took part in the process.

“Congratulations to the Year 11 students who were successful and now join the Ely Scheme Instructor Team!”

Our new Pupil Instructors are: Zai Spencer, Elliot Bord, Ben Collier, James Schoenberg, Moel Tunstall Richards, Mya Patel, Gabriel James, Tom Bateman, George Jobe, Ella Stevens, Nia Baird and Emily Williams.

From the high peaks of the Himalayas to the gushing torrents of the rivers in the Alps, our unique Ely Scheme programme offers boundless opportunities for pupils in Year 9 upwards to learn through outdoor education. We also give students the chance to undertake their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at all three levels.

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