Wild Ways Adventure is happy to announce the exciting news that we are now an officially Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. This means we are now offering both training and assessments for the expedition section of the awards.
We’re not standing still and are already working in partnership with Oakbank School, Keighley to provide training assessments for a group of 35 young people. Having taken a group of Sixth Formers wild camping last summer their enthusiastic feedback to the teaching staff has led to the school taking up the award at bronze level for a group of 35 Sixth Form pupils.
Primary School Work, Lancashire Education Authority
Y5/6 pupils from West Street Primary, Colne are with us in June for a residential to Eskdale whilst Y3 are very excited about a team building day in the woods! They have previously completed team building days on the school site and an overnight camp.
We are also planning our second archery tournament with West Street and a group of primary schools in Colne, Lancashire.
Worth Valley behavioural & Attendance Consortium
We will be starting a 3 day programme of activities for 6 schools within the consortium starting end of February. This is our 3rd year of our successful partnership with the schools and activities will include archery, mountain biking, climbing & hill walking.
Wild Ways has been very active over the last month, working with Bingley and Ilkley Grammar Schools and Oakbank School. Though the weather has been inclement at times that’s not stopped the young people we work with getting out and enjoying the outdoors.
With the return of schools Wild Ways Adventure is now back to it but not before having enjoyed all sorts of festive adventures.
Today the team met, along with members of Bradford Met Adventure Activities Development Unit, at Bradley Wood Scout Campsite. Here we took part in training in the use of the high ropes course which we look forward to using with groups later in the year.
An unexpected bonus was the “team bonding” which took place as we clambered over one another and hauled each other to the top of the Jacob’s ladder obstacle.
Although my home in Airedale is far from a buzzing metropolis it’s always a thrill to see an urban sparrowhawk as I did this morning. Last week I saw a peregrine falcon in the centre of Leeds.
Sometimes it seems, if we take time to notice, the wild comes to us.