What mountain will you climb this week?

When Crew Ali circled up for the first time, it was on the first of four days at Outward Bound in Wales.  Now four weeks into the academic term at XP East, we spent this morning’s Crew answering the question ‘What mountain will you climb this week?’  Our answers were both personal and academic, but what we can be sure of is that the mountain we climbed in Wales was the first of many mountains we will climb as a Crew, supporting one another, holding each other accountable and making sure we reflect on how we got to the top.

Here is another taste of what we got up to in Wales, at the start of our journey together:

8DPE Outward Bound in Aberdovey!

if anyone still doesn’t have a “Crew” about why we started our Y8 in south Snowdonia, Wales, then please do check out the video and the photos below! Our C24 students were asked to consider “what do you want to change about yourself (in Y8) and how have you started?

Eleanor’s Aberdovey blog:

Tues 28th – said goodbye to parents, 2 1/2 hours, break, got there and went for a jog and dip

Weds 29th – gorge walk, slides, cabin

Thurs 30th – wake-up in log cabin, 6km hike, de-grunge, solo time

Fri 31st – pack bag, Challenge Wall, lunch and departure


Gorge-scrambling involved a wet-suit, neoprene socks, wet-jacket, buoyancy aid and helmet protection worn against knocks and bumps, rocks and stones – great fun!

Now that our Crew have presented and received their OB Course certificates, with a rationale as to why they deserve them, they will make pledges that answer the guiding question.

Watch this space!