Students Swing Into Action At Go Ape
Students at St Ambrose Barlow Sixth Form swung into action when they took a break from their studies to have fun at Go Ape, the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure.
The visit was part of a team bonding break in Grasmere in the Lake District, open to all Year 12 and 13 pupils.
The students had a fantastic time in Grizedale Forest swinging through the trees, climbing ropes, jumping onto cargo nets and using the zip wires. Despite any initial fears about the height all students who took part overcame this and completed the course successfully. Those who didn’t want to take on the Go Ape course took part in a Segway activity instead where balance was crucial to get off the beaten track and explore the forest on two wheels!
The group stayed in a local Youth Hostel and also enjoyed other team building activities, games and an evening meal in a local gastro pub during their stay.
Head of Sixth Form Peter Paize said: “We run this trip each year and it is a brilliant chance for all students to get together outside of college and get to know each other and work as part of a team. Everyone really enjoyed challenging themselves and getting out and about to do something different together.”
One student said: “I loved Go Ape! Especially the zip wires! I was a bit nervous at first but as soon as we got into it I loved every minute!”