THE final weekend of the summer holidays saw our new Ely Scheme Pupil Instructors complete their training in preparation for the Year 9 activities they will be leading this academic year.

The training programme covered risk management, workshops in effective communication and leadership skills, and hard skills for the different Ely Scheme activities that they will be delivering.

James Houlston, Director of Outdoor Education at King’s Ely, said: “Thank you to the outgoing Director of Outdoor Education, Sophie Cheng, Brett Ffitch and this year’s Lead Pupil Instructor, India Thomas, for all their hard work in delivering what was a fantastic training programme.”

Congratulations to our new Ely Scheme Pupil Instructors – Sam Barber, Mollie Egan, Richard Garrard, Sadie Hammond, Olivia Haynes, Abi Hughes, David Keene, Hector Macdonald, Max Mitzman, Rhys Phillips, Indra Salgado, Georgina Schosland, Clare Sergeant, William Smith, Olivia Thomas and Mikey Turner.

From the high peaks of the Andes and Himalayas to the gushing torrents of the rivers in the Alps, Ely Scheme offers boundless opportunities for pupils to explore and learn through outdoor education. All of our trips and expeditions are run from within the Ely Scheme so that each individual’s abilities and skills can be monitored carefully to guarantee a tailored programme of independent learning on their journey through our progressive rock climbing, kayaking or mountaineering clubs.

King’s Ely also offers pupils the chance to undertake their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at all three levels, and all of our clubs are run in line with national schemes, giving pupils a strong position to go forward for their National Governing Bodies (NGB) Leadership Awards.

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