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Out and about…

Last week our first of two groups of year 9’s set out on their camping expedition to complete the ‘Conserver’ level of the John Muir Award. We hiked from Snake Pass up a very steep hill to the ‘Seal stones’ on top of Kinder Scout. Then we walked around the Kinder skyline over to Burnt Hill and finally Cown Edge finding all sorts of amazing rock formations and a war time plane wreck along the way.

We arrived at Boarfold Scout campsite 19.5km later, set up camp and cooked chicken curry with a dessert of toasted marshmallows.

With full bellies we then played some games of manhunt in the forest in the dark!

The next morning our intrepid explorers, after a night under canvas, cooked breakfast and then packed up and set out to find the spectacular views and War memorial on Werneth Lowe.

On the way we decided to have bath time in the river Etherow on Broadbottom Sands which was well needed in the afternoon sun.

The group were absolutely amazing hiking 23.5km over the 2 days and hopefully remembering this experience for a long time to come.


Well done everyone!

Mr Hopkins


Spring Brook Upper School
Dean Street, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0DQ

School Hours

M-F: 8:50am – 3:00pm

Morning registration –
08:45am to 9:15am.

Afternoon registration –
13:10pm to 13:25pm.

Compulsory Time Open: 31.25 hours

Weekends: Closed

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