Students enjoy sporting adventure in France

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Students enjoy sporting adventure in France


A group of sports students at Leeds City College took part in an exciting outdoor activity residential in France.

The eight-day trip formed part of the learners’ personal development to grow their skills in leadership, confidence, team building and communication.

Based at the Ardeche region in the South of France, the team of 30 enjoyed a range of activities, including kayaking, raft building, climbing, archery, mountain biking and trekking.

The students stayed in chalets which helped develop their interpersonal skills and management of their time, equipment and living space.

Andrew West, Sports teacher, said: “The overall purpose of the trip was to offer the students an exceptional experience whilst at the college. The highlight was a two-day descent of the Ardeche River on two man canoes. Overnight we created a camp in a bivouac and slept under the stars.

“For a lot of the students it was their first experience of leaving the UK, which gave them the opportunity to visit a foreign country and experience different cultures.”

The trip has run for the last three years and will be taking place again next year.