Cas Teambuilding Event Dunbar - May 2017

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All images from the event can be viewed on our Flickr page.

Pupils participating in the CAS Service Trip to Madagascar in July this year took part in a teambuilding event in Dunbar over the weekend. The team travelled to Belhaven Bay campsite situated within John Muir Country Park on the beautiful East Lothian Coastline.

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The team quickly got to work setting up the new expedition tents and establishing a camp for the night. Fortunately, the weather improved considerably over the course of the afternoon and the group were able to enjoy playing Frisbee and football in the late afternoon sunshine. Dinner was a quick trip into town to sample the local fish and chips followed by a group food budget challenge in the local supermarket. The evening was spent planning fundraising activities at the campsite and marvelling at the musical bathrooms before bunking down for what proved to be a fairly mild night.

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The next morning the team dismantled the camp and headed over to stunning Belhaven Bay to meet the instructors from Coast to Coast Surf School. Kitted out in impossibly thick neoprene and equipped with surfboards and perhaps a dash of ill-advised optimism regarding sea temperatures in Scotland, the group proceeded to the expanse of beach in sight of Bass Rock. A rigorous warm-up in the sunshine ensured everyone was sweating in their wetsuits before plunging into the icy waves. All in all, everyone faired extremely well despite the onset of ‘surfers brain-freeze’ every time a wave broke over them! Though the waves were relatively small there was enough power in them for some decent rides and after a two-hour lesson the group emerged invigorated and in high spirits. A picnic in the sunny sand dunes attracted the attention of many a passing hound before a happy but weary team piled back in the minibus to journey back to Fettes.

Well done to Team Madagascar for demonstrating excellent teamwork all weekend and many thanks to Coast to Coast Surf School and Fettes CAS staff for organising this event.

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