HITCHIN GIRLS' SCHOOL
Porthkerris in Cornwall
We had a fabulous week. All students integrated and supported each other. Local companies provided us with hot pasties and farm-fresh vegetables. The drive and dedication to get our young people in the water and appreciating what the ocean has to offer us was inspiring. We want to thank all of the dive team, basecamp crew and sponsors for getting behind and supporting this amazing opportunity.
"We had a great time in Cornwall, learning about ocean conservation and scuba diving. The whole team was super fun and supportive, ensuring that we made the most of our time there.
We spent six hours in total learning and practising scuba skills in the pool before diving in the sea. It was such a surreal experience, being weightless and amongst the fish.
While in the ocean, we saw lots of starfish, seaweed, jellyfish and even a few cuttlefish! As well as this, a group of us went snorkelling on our last full day to explore the sea from a different angle - it was great fun splashing around and floating effortlessly!
When we weren’t diving, snorkelling or swimming, we worked with Jowen (a marine biologist and excellent chef) to learn about different types of plankton, and we went on a walk to Porthallow beach for some rockpooling.
We also participated in a beach-clean and gathered data on the litter we found for the Marine Conservation Society. After every day of hard work and fun, we got together for dinner, which was always a really tasty meal, before going off to our tents to sleep, looking forward to another day of adventure!"
Tia and Lucy
Students, Hitchin Girls' School
PHOTOS FROM WEEK 13 - HITCHIN GIRLS' SCHOOL