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Survivors return for a blue sky beach day

Arriving on the beach this morning

Robert Gordon's College

Survivors return for a blue sky beach day

Thursday June 23rd 2011

We have come to expect a strong performance from the Robert Gordon's pupils on survival island and this team are no exception.

The pupils formulated a plan to accomplish the tasks of finding kit, establishing a camp, building shelters and cooking food on an open fire. They chose a spot high on the island with views back to the summits of Arkle that they reached earlier in the week.

After a successful night the team returned home to the Adventure School for breakfast and a review of their experiences.

The beach at Oldshoremore is stunning in any weather conditions but the blue sky day that ensued was a fitting reward for a great team who have done themselves and their school proud in their enthusiastic, committed and calm manner.

Swimming, boogey boarding and beach games. The Red's decided the outcome of the Red v Blue tussle this week with a resounding victory in the tug 'o' war.

The John Muir diaries were finished off, an interesting insight into the pupils week.

"Monday - We got up at 7am having slept surprisingly well. We took down the tents before having breakfast. Beans! We then climbed the two peaks of Arkle. The mist had come in and it was raining so we got wet. Visibility was easily less than 10m. Unfortunately there wasn't much of a view, but the rocks we were scrambling over with the mist will make for one of the best experiences of my life."
- Taken from Andrew M's John Muir Award Diary

It has been a pleasure to work with the pupils this week.