ROCK climbing and bushcraft were among the exciting activities first year students at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School took part in during a trip to north Wales.

The group of year 7 students from the school stayed at The Conway Centre on the island of Anglesey, which provides arts and outdoor education.

A former merchant marine training school, the centre offers day and residential courses packed with outdoor activities under the supervision of instructors.

The trip to Menai was led by Heather Hughes, a teacher at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School.

She said: “Every year we take around 200 students who are in their first year at our school to the Conway Centre.

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“They take part in centre activities that include mountain biking, bushcraft, rock climbing and water sports, whilst in the evenings school staff work with them in tutor groups on a range of skills and team-building activities.

“The week finishes with a fancy-dress dinner and a disco.

"It is a fantastic week and enhances the delivery of our school curriculum whilst encouraging students to try out new things and to make new friends.

“I would like to say a massive thank you to all the staff who came with us this year once again and made this such a memorable week for our students.

“It really is a tough, tiring week, but to see how the children grow in confidence, it is worth every minute.”