In the last week of half term Thirds spent two days at the Cleobury Mortimer Pioneer Centre. Here is an account written by one of the pupils. ‘’After some initial COVID related safety briefings, we were met by our highly enthusiastic instructors. The first thing I did was the leap of faith. This involved climbing up a high pole and getting up onto a small platform then jumping off and trying to hold onto a bar suspended in mid-air. Lots of girls found this to be very nerve wracking! Next was the high ropes. In this activity the aim was to get through all three levels gradually getting higher until you reached the very top. Next on the agenda was the giant swing. We were clipped onto a large metal bar which took you to a point where you felt it was high enough for you. Your partner then pulled on a rope and you would drop then swing back and forth, (this was my personal favourite, and lots of the teachers enjoyed this too!). We then went on the zip wire and a mid-air trek-course. After we had finished the trek-course everyone got unharnessed and reflected on a brilliant and challenging day. We arrived back at school tired but excited for the next day of fun.
On the second day we started off by doing the fan jump: you climbed to the top of a large metal pole and when you wanted to jump off you simply stepped off the pole and landed on a mat. After everyone had a go we moved onto rock climbing and then finally abseiling. We finished off the day with some team games to test our teamwork and problem solving skills. The games were really fun, despite the rain! It’s safe to say that everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and made some new friends as well. If I could go back, I certainly would!”