Secondary Residential Trip to Durbuy 13-15 June 2016
The secondary school spent 3 days out at Durbuy Adventure Centre. It was an exciting and interesting trip all round. The students were exposed to many new experiences. Camping in teepees with friends and new friends, flashlights and sleeping bags! They learned some survival skills such as how to make a fire, build a shelter, and make a crossing over a small river. And this was just the first day!
On the second day, they were in the woods trying their hand at the challenger course, an activity up in the trees, followed by a 3 km walk into the smallest city in Belgium where there was a guided tour and free sample tasting of the products made in the area.
Day 3 and everyone was showing signs of lack of sleep but spirits were still positive, which was good as the new challenge ahead was the ferretera wall. A form of rock climbing. They were brilliant and all worked wonderfully as a team encouraging and supporting each other.
It has been a wonderful experience and I am sure there will be lots of happy memories once the aches and tiredness have worn away.