After a 2 hour drive, we were taken to our dormitories and then on to the first of many, wonderful meals. The HUGE portions gave us the first clue that Bewerley Park expected us to work hard enough to eat twice our body weight in food – and we weren’t wrong! After dinner, the pupils played football and then took part in a few team building activities that involved a magic stick, drain pipes and … water!
The next day, we were faced with Dr. Richardson’s greatest fear… The Leap of Faith. Some shimmied up the 60 foot pole as if they were born to it; others clung for dear life to each and every rung (Dr Richardson!!) but all of our pupils were incredibly brave, pushing their boundaries and also encouraging others to reach the top and take the leap.
In the afternoon, we were kitted out in wet suits and were taken to a local rocky stream for some beck scrambling. We walked up hill through the water – only stopping to jump into icy lagoons along the way.
Bedtime came a bit earlier that night!
The following day we were taken to a local lake where the pupils impressed the instructor by building two perfectly usable rafts from empty barrels, wood and rope. They then test piloted the two rafts but were rather disappointed when they did not sink…
Once we had dried off, we were then taken to Brimham Rocks, a local area of beauty on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, where our children were taken over, under and through some of the boulders in the area.
It was a wonderful weekend and we were very lucky to be led by such a professional team at Bewerley.
We will be back!