Winter Skills Trip to Scotland
Four students joined Mrs Roberts and Mr Platt on a trip to Scotland between Thursday 22 and Monday 26 February. It would have been great if there had been a couple more students, but I would imagine that many were put off by what the weather could have thrown at us. However, we found ourselves situated under an area of high pressure and, therefore, stunning weather as the photos show. It was windy at times so not 100% perfect, but neither Mrs Roberts or I have ever needed to wear sunglasses and put on sun cream in Scotland for three days on the trot.
Three students, Tom Corry, Jeremy Honey and Carl Jeremias, spent two days walking and building winter skills with Mrs Roberts. On the second day, they made an impressive ascent of Craig Meagaidh. Mr Platt climbed with Jack Dickson for two days, climbing three Grade V climbs, including two in ‘Coire an t-Sneachda’ and the 4 star classic ‘The Pumpkin’ on Craig Meagaidh. On day three, Jack Dickson led Tom Corry up ‘Fiacaill Ridge’ (Jack’s first winter lead and Tom’s first winter climb) and Mrs Roberts took Carl and Jeremy up the grade II ridge (their first climb).
Another brilliant day that challenged all the students. A brilliant trip with four very capable students who worked very hard. Well done all.
The trip was led by Mr Platt and Mrs Roberts.
The first time my daughter and I visited the school she said to me “that is a happy school no question.” The scholastic achievements of the school are evident and an easy measure for a school to demonstrate. What is hard to quantify is the holistic development of a pupil at which, in my experience, Windermere School excels.
Windermere School is such a unique community to be a part of. Not only is it based in a truly beautiful and inspiring national park, but the environment created by staff and students alike makes for an incredibly supportive, proactive, exciting and international place of learning in which everyone can thrive and be the best they can be.