14/02/12 - MOURNE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE
Our Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh silver group have been invited to participate in the inaugural Mourne Mountain Adventure on the 27th-28th April 2012.
This event is a mass youth challenge and has been organised through, and supported by, Newry and Mourne Council, volunteer organisations and the uniformed and emergency services.
In preparation, a Briefing Day was attended by 12 pupils from Year 11 and Mr Chambers, on 11th February 2012 at Castle Ward, County Down.
Here the pupils got the opportunity to learn more about the Challenge itself and were able to engage in some group work, such as First Aid and pitching tents along with a physical training task.
Before the afternoons activities an inspirational talk was given by Noel Hanna, from Dromore, who climbed the summit of Everest on 4 occasions. Noel also holds the world record for completing the ascent of the 7 highest summits on the 7 continents. (More information on his magnificent achievements can be found here: www.7summits2sealevel.com