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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Thursday, 21 September 2017

A bit choppy out on the sea today

The rain had passed but the wind persisted. The Upper Sixth BTEC students headed to Newton Ferrers and enjoyed the shelter of the harbour before heading out to the mouth of the Erme for a spot of surfing. After poking our noses out on to the sea we turned and headed back to a beach to look at contact tows and a to get to grips with edging. Great day.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Somewhat soggy slabs

We all went climbing at the Dewerstone this afternoon. Determined to get out on the rock and not hide indoors we braved the weather and got to grips with soggy holds and slippery surfaces. 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Learning the ropes

We had even greater numbers for this weeks venture the the Dewerstone for a spot of climbing. The old hands remembered it all from last year and were instrumental in teaching those new to the club how to sort their harnesses out, put on their helmets correctly, tie in and belay. A fantastic evening out making the most of the Autumn sunshine. 

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Messing about in boats

Some people had been in boats before, some hadn't and some didn't end up spending much time in them at all. Nevertheless, everyone had a great time on Alder Lake, getting used to different boats and learning how not to fall in while throwing tennis balls at each other. Great day out

Monday, 11 September 2017

Water-y start to the Discoverers club this year

Cracking water levels in the river today for the first outing of the Discoverers Club. Some students were swept off their feet with the excitement (or maybe the flow of the water). In any case, we didn't manage to put anyone off so watch this space for next weeks instalment  

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Welcome to the new BTEC class

What better way to start a new course? We combined the Upper and Lower sixth today for an afternoon out in the river. 

It's going to be another good year

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Strong numbers for Explorers Club this year

Welcome to 2017! We started the term off by splitting in to groups and planning our activities, then finishing off for 15 mins with a bull horn challenge.