During the October Half Term, 22 students from across all the year groups headed out to the Istrian peninsula on a week of discovery both above and below water.
Over the course of the four days, the pupils undertook scuba diving courses, and despite the varying level of diving experience, everyone got stuck in. One of the more entertaining moments involved Seb H and Owen M, the former was given the opportunity to be at the helm of President Tito’s party ship, while the latter kept an eye on the engine room.
The week’s diving culminated in a wonderful boat dive for all in to ‘Heaven’s Gate’, a cave inhabited by bats, where everyone had the chance to put their new skills to the test, and a final reef dive for the hardiest among the group.
On the last day we all went into Pula for a tour of the 1st century Roman town, including the Amphitheatre, Temple of Augustus, and the Arch of the Sergii, as well as a chance to experience the architectural variations that have accompanied the geo-political struggles of the region.
Finally, a mention goes to the awardees. It was an entertaining week filled with learning, laughs, games and giggles, awards included; ‘Most Improved Diver’ - Miranda S; ‘Ducks n Drakes’ – Freddie P, ‘David Hasselhof life-saver’ – Isaac F.
Well done and thank you to everyone for making the trip so much fun!