Devon....what comes to mind when hearing that word? Well, over this past year many students from Camden School for Girls have been deep in conversation about it about. Constant chatter in the canteen, words spreading from one mouth to the other. Weeks and weeks passed after finding out who got in, waiting and waiting until we were suddenly on the coach. Sitting down we hear Miss Devine say "six hours to go". After six long hours, we finally arrive at Mount Kelly, our destination!
Each group was taken to their rooms after splitting up Year 8 and 9, and were given ten minutes to unpack all we needed for the evening. We were told to meet up and had our little "pep talk", shortly after which we changed into clothes that we didn’t mind getting wet. Even though it was cold and wet that didn't stop us Camden girls from going through extremely muddy tunnels or climbing up water cliffs. As soon as we got out we were all shivering and numb all over. Aisha's shoe came off and we all had to wait for Martha to collect it whilst it was being taken through the harsh waters. She nearly had to go barefoot! We got back to the centre and went to sleep as we all thought "not even a couple hours here and we are already tired...what's next?" But we didn’t say that we got any sleep because we were excited about what challenge was going to be thrown at us next...
Over the next three days, we did all sorts of exciting things like climbing, abseiling, swimming, running in mud, jumping off water cliffs, sleeping in haunted Nuns Cross Farm and rafting building which resulted in all of us capsizing as we didn’t tie the knots tight enough!
We took the coach back home to London desperate to get back to the comfort of our homes and just finally relax after the lack of rest we were all suffering from. Most of us fell asleep on the coach back!
All in all, Devon was an amazing experience - we are all hoping we will get to go again next year!
Aisha & Raia 8R
(Year 8 P.E Ambassadors)