Here’s what’s been going on over the past couple of weeks at Adventure Plus:
On the first Monday back the DisTIL team headed out on a bike ride as part of the ‘Mountain-bike instructors Award Scheme’ (MIAS) and last Wednesday headed to Bracknell forest to the mountain-bike trail, you can read more about this training in last Friday’s Blog Post.
Last week we began training for the mobile climbing wall with Josh. Firstly we were shown how to attach the wall to the land Rover so that it can be transported to events. After setting up the wall we were given a chance to climb and also had to think about how to understand and communicate with children when they are climbing the wall.
|Freezing in Mobile Wall Training|
|DisTILwith our surrogate Parents|
The second day of team time began with a talk on Abraham from Gerald who has recently become the Chaplain for Adventure Plus, this was followed by prayer lead by Rachel. Throughout the rest of the day Andy lead a fire safety talk Jon gave an update about what’s happening with Windmill farm and Adventure Plus as a whole, followed by a presentation from Dave focusing on the Adventure Base. In small groups we had a chance to discuss our ideas for the Base and designed layouts featuring these ideas. Rachel gave us a refresher on first aid and safety for onsite. The entire day was a great chance to find out what’s been going on in different areas of Adventure Plus and get everyone on the same page.
Thursday was the final day of team time and was also mine and Rachel’s Birthdays! The morning started off with a Birthday Breakfast of Pancakes! After that team time began at 10 with defibrillator training with an Oxfordshire Ambulance Officer named Ian. He ran through the basic procedure of responding to a first aid situation as well as when and how we would use an Automated Emergency Defibrillator (AED). As soon as the training was over everyone got kitted up and ready for a team Canoe trip. We drove to the river and paired up, after canoeing for about 20 minutes we stopped for lunch and Birthday cake! After lunch we Canoed to Grafton before heading home. The canoe trip was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed it, even those who haven't spent much time paddling before!
Team time was great and it was really good to spend time with everyone while we have the chance to, there is a lot of exciting things going on at Adventure Plus and the future is looking bright but also busy! Keep reading to find out what’s going on, the ski trip is just around the corner and then we’ll be into the busy season and a lot more events!