Plymouth College

Welcome to Plymouth College Outdoor Education Blog. Here we will show the vast variety of activities we offer to students throughout the year including Ten Tors, Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Overseas Expeditions, Scuba Diving, Sailing, Paddlesport, Rock Climbing and Mountaineering, Mountain Biking, Power Kiting and much more.

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Frankton Memorial Paddle aka Cockleshell Hero's

A small band of motivated students headed out on Saturday morning to commemorate Operation Frankdon, more commonly known as the Cockleshell Hero's. 
Launching from Jupiter Point we headed down the Tamar to Queen Anne Battery, pausing only for tea and biscuits at Barn Pool on the Mount Edgecombe estate.
It was cold enough in our drysuits and gave us a very small feel of what those courageous men did 75 years ago.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Chilly on the canal

Cold and windy sums up Thursday's paddle on Exeter canal. The students out in a good, sustained effort all day, even if I had handed out all my spare clothes by the end! Ed the dog only went for one inadvertent swim.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Everyone agreed it was cold

The programme said ghyll scrambling so off we headed with the Explorers, none of whom suggested we change to a dry activity. 

We had a shorter time in the water that we would normally as it was super chilly. After an initial test of the water we headed up to the slide and after a dunking we headed back to get warm and dry.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Bronze DofE students enjoying a bike about Plym Bridge

The conditions were superb for the Bronze DofE this afternoon. We headed to Plym Bridge and split into groups by ability, then headed off on the various trails. Everyone pushed themselves, achieving more than they thought they could. 

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Success for the Sport Baccalaureate students!

The second year BTEC students ran a very good day canoeing for the year 7&8 students. The weather was sunny but cold in the wind and they did  a great job of keeping the youngsters motivated and enthralled throughout. 

Explorers Club went to the Life Centre too!

The Explorers Club headed to the Life centre for a climb, they did tremendously well remembering all the rope work and all of them pushed their climbing on harder and more challenging routes.