A group of adventurous pupils from St Edward's School embarked on an unforgettable water sports expedition in the stunning coastal region of North Devon. This action-packed journey was filled with thrilling activities, breathtaking scenery, and unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
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The expedition kicked off with pupils taking on the mighty waves of North Devon. Equipped with surfboards and a sense of adventure, they rode the waves, honing their surfing skills under the guidance of experienced instructors from ‘Nick Thorn Surf School.’ Bodyboarding was also experienced by the group, where they rode the waves close to the shoreline at Croyde Beach under the watchful RNLI.
But the fun didn't stop there! Our pupils also had the opportunity to explore the rugged coastline through coasteering. This thrilling activity involves traversing cliffs, swimming through rock pools, and jumping into the crystal-clear waters below.
Beyond the water, pupils ventured into the picturesque countryside on mountain bikes, exploring the scenic trails that winded through the stunning North Devon landscape.
At the end of each day, the group gathered around a crackling campfire, sharing stories, laughter, and marshmallow-filled treats. The campsite at Combas Farm near Putsborough Sands provided the perfect backdrop for bonding and reflection. To top the week off, a meal at the Blue Groove restaurant in Croyde was greatly received, where pupils ordered from a menu of locally sourced food; some even tried locally sourced mussels and squid.
The St Edward's School North Devon Water Sports Expedition was a resounding success, allowing our pupils to step out of their comfort zones, challenge themselves physically and mentally, and immerse themselves in the beauty of the great outdoors.
The Outdoor Expedition Team