On Friday 15 June, the new senior prefect team set forth on a weekend adventure to the far off land of Machynlleth, Wales, seeking to cultivate new and old friendships, build teamwork skills and develop a sense of leadership that would define their role within the school for the forthcoming year.
After a traumatic train journey of lost baggage and stressful navigation, the team started the next morning with some character-building manual labour. Aside from procuring an assortment of insect bites and nettle stings, the team achieved their goals of trimming trees to trunks, levelling a yard of bracken to the ground, and ripping a plethora of weeds which had grown around the centre they were staying at. Out of these destructive chores, they found bonds of teamwork beginning to be constructed between them.
The next day, these were put to the test as they scaled the rocky face of Cadair Idris, a Snowdonian peak nearby, ascending through moist tendrils of mist. At the top, a few of the team took an icy swim in a wild lake which sat in the saddle of a glacial valley (as Mr Doyland didactically informed them).
The team descended to civilisation with newfound purpose and a refreshed set of new initiatives and schemes with which to make their mark at Camden.