STUDENTS were put through their paces in a week-long challenge.

Wellington Community Academy took pupils on an outward bounds trip to Ogwen Cottage Outdoor Pursuits Centre in Wales.

Throughout the week, the group were challenged to take part in various activities which offered something for everyone.

A school spokesperson said: “It is a unique experience, filled with incredible opportunities, that our students thrived on.”

They were split into three groups and worked alongside an instructor and one of the school’s teachers.

Groups took part in a wide range of activities including canoeing, rock climbing, scrambling, abseiling, bouldering and a two-day expedition.

On the expedition students had to carry all of their equipment, including tents, sleeping bags, stoves, as well as their food and clothing.

Each group on the expedition carried out a lot of hill walking, climbed a mountain and took part in wild camping over night.

They were responsible for cooking their own food, building their tents and ensuring that wherever they went, they looked after the environment around them.

“Every student excelled on the outward bounds trip and they truly were a credit to the academy,” the spokesperson added. “We are so incredibly proud of them. They showed such resilience to activities that really pushed them out of their comfort zones and their positivity and teamwork was so wonderful see — even through the awful weather.”