This week has seen the Pre-Sixth manage to make up for lost time over the year, spending the week taking in the sights of Sussex whilst challenging themselves to get out of their comfort zone in a range of activities.
Monday saw them careering around Friston Forest on mountain bikes, ably led by Mr Carville. Justus and Tim surprised themselves launching over some enormous chalky jumps and the whole group enjoyed the chance to get some fresh air and challenge themselves.
On Tuesday, Holroyd Howe led an insightful session on food preparation, knife skills and cookery which taught the group valuable skills ahead of their Sixth Form study. Wednesday involved a morning putting together their Yearbook, capturing and collating all the memories of the past year.
Next up was Bewl Water on Thursday – despite initial fears about the temperature of the lake, the whole group loved the chance to climb, run and jump across the water assault course and the wetsuits kept them warm in the chilly waters. Once finished, having worked up an appetite, we visited Tunbridge Wells for lunch and shopping.
Finally, the week was finished off with a community beach clean in Brighton followed by fish and chips and the chance to explore Brighton’s quirky North Laine area. The group spent the morning removing rubbish from the beach and surrounding streets, doing their bit to keep East Sussex pristine.
Overall, the group were fantastic and acted as great ambassadors for Bede’s. They learned new skills, tried new things and made some lasting memories to round off their first year at Bede’s.