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Posted: 20/07/15

Students rewarded with adventures in the great outdoors

Students at Vision Studio School have been rewarded for their volunteering efforts with adventure and action-based activities.

  • Students enjoyed team building and outdoor adventures
  • Students enjoyed a game of blind beanbag

Following a three-day mission of working with the Forestry Commission at Oxclose Wood in Mansfield Woodhouse, the group of 25 learners aged from 14 to 16 years of age, have been enjoying bushcraft and survival and team building activities.

Work undertaken at the woodland area, which was once the site of a colliery spoil, included brashing pine trees. Brashing is a technique used to remove lower level branches from the tree trunks to ensure the wood is smooth when the trees are cut and used commercially.

In recognition of their hard work, tutors organised two activity days – one at The Mill Adventure Base in Sutton-in-Ashfield and one at Sherwood Pines where two groups enjoyed team-building games, underground scrambling, climbing and zip-wiring as well as learning bushcraft skills.

Pictured is one group of students at The Mill Adventure Base where students and tutors competed in a game of blindfold beanbag which relied on great communication and trust-building skills.

Personal coach at the Mansfield-based studio school, Jamie Wragg, said: “Not only did our students work incredibly hard with the forestry work, but they’ve really shown dedication and commitment to their studies this academic year.

“To provide them with this opportunity to enjoy and explore some adventures in the great outdoors was a pleasure and it was especially good to see them enjoying co-operating with other students and becoming more confident with team-building.”