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A Spring Brook Adventure

Last week, our first group of intrepid explorers embarked on their expedition that involved a 16km walk following the river from The Torrs, then the canal through Marple, Brabyns Park, Etherow country park (and its massive hill) and finally our destination campsite.

Everyone was amazing, supporting each other (and Mr Smith) if they were struggling and encouraging each other along the way.

At the campsite it was busy busy busy as we collected and sawed some wood, got a fire going with a flint and steel and then our pupils cooked an amazing spaghetti bolognese for us all.

It really shows that these pupils have been on our catering pathway this year – well done Miss Culhane, you should be very proud!

Soon we were waiting for it to go dark for marshmallows around the fire and a game of manhunt before bed.

After shaking a few tents at 9.30am the next morning to wake everyone up, we cooked bacon and sausage sandwiches.

Once camp was packed up we walked off the campsite to Broadbottom sands for a dip in the river to cool off.

Then onwards on a short walk through the old mill ruins to our pick up point at Lymefield visitor centre.

This was an amazing expedition so a big thank you to Mr Smith and our pupils who were all amazing on their first ever camp.


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

Phone & Email

0161 883 3431