At the end of July 2021, Compass students and staff travelled together to the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales for a day full of adventure, which was carefully planned by Call of the Wild.
Activities on the day started with some fun team tasks called the ‘Mini Olympics’. Some of the tasks tested logical thinking, the ability to do a task under time pressure, or simply work as a team to complete a certain objective but ultimately to have fun and a laugh.
The tasks were a great opportunity to work together and get to know each other better. Some of them have been more difficult to complete than our students and staff initially expected, but very enjoyable.
After lunch Compass students and staff started a 3-hour Canyoning adventure, guided by the very well trained Call of the Wild team.
The best way of describing this canyoning activity is white water rafting but without the raft. With qualified guides, our students and staff descended a stunning steep sided gorge by various ways and means. This involved sliding down rapids, swimming down rapids, floating down fast flowing chutes and waves, walking behind some breathtaking waterfalls and of course jumping off some jaw dropping waterfalls.
After this thrilling adventure, Compass students and staff travelled to the Vale Resort where they enjoyed dinner together and leisure time until the day after when it was time to come back to Bristol.
It was wonderful to be able to spend time together after the long months of working from home.