OUR Hill Walking and Navigation Trip during half term saw ten King’s Ely Senior students from Years 9, 10 and 12 heading to the Brecon Beacons.

The five-day adventure was organised through our unique outdoor education programme, Ely Scheme.

James Houlston, Director of Outdoor Education at King’s, said: “This trip was organised to enable pupils to explore the different terrains and landscapes that the Brecon Beacons has.

“Our first day of the trip was a training day. Pupils enjoyed typical Welsh weather – sun, rain, hail and wind all within a few hours! We all finished the day soaked but fortunately, the group all retained their sense of humour!

“The weather improved from there and we managed to enjoy a good walk from Talybont Reservoir over to Pen y Fan. Although it was a relatively short walk (15km), we covered over 1,000 metres of ascent. With the weather on our side, we were treated to some spectacular views.

“For our final day, we enjoyed some fantastic walking amongst a variety of waterfalls which everyone enjoyed. During our time away, we enjoyed the facilities at Glyntawe Outdoor Centre and the pupils played many games of Uno (with Nia’s slightly dubious rules), chess, Connect 4 and Dobble.

“I would like to thank all the staff for their hard work in training, supporting and cooking for the pupils.”

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