Level 3 Sports go to the Mendip Activity Centre | Bridgwater & Taunton College

BTC’s Level 3 Sport Coaching and Development alongside Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science have just returned from our annual residential trip to Mendip Activity Centre in Sandford, Winscombe. During the week students took part in a range of outdoor activities including abseiling, climbing, kayaking, axe throwing, active archery and an assault course. This year we had over 30 students attending the residential whereby they have had an experience that they will never forget.


Jonny Hunt, Course Leader for Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science said:

“The residential trip to Mendip Activity Centre plays a significant part in the student experience at BTC, enabling them to take part in adventurous activities outside of their comfort zones that helps develop confidence and resilience as well building healthy working relationships between peers and staff. It was great to see students conquer their fears of heights during the abseiling and rock climbing but a particular highlight for me was the teamwork and determination shown to complete the assault course as a team! I would like to thank the staff at the Mendip Activity Centre for their professionalism in delivering yet another fantastic experience for our students.”


Phoebe Gadsby, Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development said:

“To be able to have the opportunity to go to Mendip is something I’ll forever be grateful for. I’ve grown in a multitude of aspects such as expanding my team building and communication skills. For me, the best activity was rock climbing as it gravely challenged my problem solving abilities and gave me a sense of achievement when I’d completed a wall (e.g., when the instructor told me to climb the wall using only one hand of your choice while the other is tucked in your harness). Additionally, I’d say I’ve gotten closer to my classmates, learned more about each other and created some unforgettable memories. Furthermore, the staff working at Mendip were lovely, down-to-earth people and I’ve received a real insight regarding to the plethora of outdoor adventurous activities and how there are opportunities for everyone to participate in.”


Ava Mead, Level 3 Sport and Exercise Science student said:

“I thought our week away to Mendip was great. It was packed full of many activities for everyone to participate in and the days were planned well for us. The staff were all super friendly and the food and the facilities there were super good. Overall, I really enjoyed myself.”


To find out more about sport at the College, visit the Sport at College and Student Life pages. If you are interested in a sports course, find more information on our Find a Course page.  Do you love playing sport and are in year 10 or 11? Come along to one of our free Sport Development Days.

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