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Treverton pedal power!

Pupils put foot, go river rafting and get a taste of farm life

A morning 60km round-trip cycle for pupils and staff from Treverton College to well-known Midlands coffee producer and restaurant Terbedore, provided a special place to share a great cup of coffee!

And while some were cycling to their coffee spot, others were accompanied by Mr Brown and Mr Robertson. Destination? The Upper Bushman’s River, a little-known section renowned (for those in the know) for its incredible paddling. Situated above Wagondrift Dam, put in was accessed via a rural settlement behind the Greystoke Centre.

A tricky decent, on a steep rural road, under damp and drizzly conditions meant an extra challenge for the team on the banks, getting their vehicle out. Always good travelling with a 4×4 at such times!

Moor Park

The Treverton staff reported that the paddling was fantastic. “The river was fairly high so we pushed through to Moor Park picnic site beyond the bridge where we initially thought we would take out. We portaged around the 5m waterfall at the Pool of Africa and covered a total of 15km.”

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Apart from having a good time in white water, there were opportunities to enjoy the more remote parts of the province where the natural beauty cannot be overstated.

Sunday marked a very early rise for the Prep boarders of Treverton College as they bundled into vehicles and headed out to the Rohrs dairy farm to learn more about the morning milking process.

Apart from the obvious dairy experience, it was all about the tractors, trailer rides and, of course, giant hay bales… heaps of fun for all.

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