Intrepid King’s Ely students enjoy action-packed Lake District expedition


Friday 3 August 2018



Trail running, ridge walking and rock pool swimming were just some of the activities enjoyed by King’s Ely students during an adrenaline-fuelled expedition to the Lake District.

To say the expedition in July was action-packed would be a slight understatement – with students in Years 11 to 13 also enjoying multi pitch climbing, bouldering, scrambling and lots more.

The week-long summer holiday event was staged through the Ely Scheme, which aims to build important life skills that cannot always be taught in the classroom. While most independent schools have an outdoor pursuits programme, the Ely Scheme is both unique and central to the whole King’s Ely experience, as young people are given tangible opportunities to push themselves to achieve beyond anything they ever thought possible.

The aim is to develop each individual student through outdoor education and adventurous activity, concentrating on eight major elements: personal skills, self-confidence, teamwork, leadership skills, social and environmental awareness, problem solving, ability to cope with difficult situations and healthy respect for nature and the outdoors.




Forthcoming Events

September 3 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Huntingdon
September 5 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Stamford
September 10 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Ely
September 11 2018 / 6.00-9.00pm
Peterborough Quiz and Thai Buffet
September 14 2018 / 10.00am-1.30pm
Authentic Leadership Conference - Cambridge
September 19 2018 / 9.30-11.30am
Storm in a Teacup - Peterborough
September 19 2018 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Peterborough