Pupils make a splash in Mull

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Campbeltown grammar students enjoyed an adventurous weekend of outdoor activities on Mull, funded by the first recorded swim from Oban to the island.

A group of students took part in a personal development outdoor activity residential part-funded by the Roses Charitable Trust, based in Oban.

The money for this trip was raised by Gill Spink and Gemma Stewart who swam from Mull to Oban last year, for the first time in recorded history.

The youngsters tried their hand at coasteering, rock climbing, gorge walking and orienteering, making the best of the weather throughout the week.

The residentials aim to improve confidence, develop resilience and increase social skills in the young people through taking part in challenging activities but also having time to chill out in the evenings.

Matthew Osbourne, group leader and teacher, said: ‘The challenges the young people faced give meaning to other areas of their lives. This trip has developed and strengthened my working relationship with the group.’

The young people had a fantastic time, with one commenting: ‘A great week of fun and activities, challenging myself and trying out new things with people I might not have mixed with before.’

Another pupil added: ‘It was far too good to describe! I would really like to spend more time here.’

The pupils making a splash in Mull. NO_c49mull01