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An Ardèche Adventure!

During the May half term break, a group of 40 pupils and four staff from Westcliff High School for Boys set off on what turned out to be an action-packed adventure week in the Ardèche region of south-eastern France. 

In addition to rock-climbing and high rope walking, the boys, aged between 12 and 15, together with accompanying teachers, embarked on a two-day Ardèche River expedition with an overnight stay in a bivouac.  Another day was spent exploring underground rock formations in the famous, pre-historic Orgnac Caves, one of the region’s most visited attractions.

Back at the campsite, a private tented village, pupils enjoyed sports and team-building activities.  These included volleyball, swimming, archery and an inter-camp ‘Olympics’ event.    

Trip Leader and Physics Teacher Harry Tresidder said:

This summer adventure trip was a tremendous success and enjoyed by all those who participated.  There was a great balance of activities involving a combination of challenging physical experiences with good old fashioned fun.  A good time was had by all!