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Dixons McMillan Academy

Ullswater Residential

Posted 2nd February 2024

Year 8 were very lucky this week as students set off to the Lake District for a residential at the Outward Bound Centre at Ullswater. For many students, this was one of their first ever experiences on a school residential away from home.

Students took part in a number of outdoor activities such as: ghyll-scrambling, problem solving, canoeing, the infamous 'jog and dip' (where students jump in the refreshing waters of the lake), night time activities, a campfire and visited the spectacular scenes at Aira Force. All students also at some point in their trip literally climbed a mountain, allowing them to understand what we really mean when we talk about climbing our mountains to university or a real alternative.

Well done to all the students who took part and a big thank you to the Outward Bound team who organised the activities and the Dixons McMillan staff who went too.

You can find out more about Outward Bound and its mission 'to inspire young people to believe they can achieve more than they ever thought possible' here.