As part of a special week designed to motivate students to think about the world of work and further study, 145 Year 10 students from Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) were involved in a team building adventure day.
The South Downs / Paige Heather
After a talk from Steve Tilman (Sussex Wildlife Trust’s reserve officer for Ditchling Beacon) on the importance of chalk grassland and the landscape they might expect to see along the route, the students walked from their school in Falmer to Ditchling Beacon and back.
This was an opportunity for students to appreciate the beauty of their local area, to hear about environmental careers close to home, and to build important employability skills at the same time. The sunny weather dramatically changed post lunch when a storm hit the Beacon, ensuring that students got down the route much quicker than they went up!
Stormy skies / Craig White