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Snowy adventure
A group of twelve Second Form pupils from Dauntsey’s, Wiltshire, spent half term in the North of Sweden on an ‘Arctic Adventure’ of a lifetime.
Their base was the city of Skellefteå which was blanketed in thick snow throughout their stay, with temperatures rarely above freezing and as low as -16°C.
The pupils tackled a number of challenges including shopping
for 150kg of food in another language, cooking their own meals, cross country ski-ing, snow shoeing, ice  shing and night hikes in the snow. The group
also spent some time in a Swedish school, learning about what life is like as a teenager in Sweden.
Sam Moore, Head of Adventure Education, Dauntsey’s, who led the trip, said: “This exciting
trip was a new addition to our adventure education programme and proved to be a great success. We created an itinerary which was a mix of challenges in the snow as
well as a day of tough quests at the Boda Borg centre. The pupils had to look after themselves, their
equipment and each other in this demanding environment. This was also an opportunity to learn
about the Swedish way of life and how the locals cope with the arctic conditions in the winter.”
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