SAS Weekend Training Pendarren Wales Oct 29th -31st 2010

With great excitement and anticipation the day arrived where all congregated outside Seven Sisters Primary school at 7am.

After a long 6 hour drive to Wales the coach driver got lost with Tom Tom (who hasn’t) we all arrived safely and awaiting our first activities.

32 young people went on the trip they were divided into 4 groups – after the induction and safety speech everyone went off for climbing, canoeing, adventure walking or orienteering.

Others got drenched in the rivers or in the Welsh valleys, others tested their skills and courage up the climbing wall, while others were getting lost in the woods to find their way back to the car park.

After the evening dinner, everyone relaxed and played games and got to know each other. Others went to bed early; they needed too, as Peter woke everyone at 6am on Saturday morning for an early jog and Wing Chun session.

After breakfast the groups were separated to other activities, by the end of the weekend all 32 young people would of completed all activities mentioned above. Master Andrew Sofos Arrived lunch time on the Saturday and joined in the fun and adventure, a true competitor in all sports.

Evening entertainment was by way of a hidden talent contest the “SAS Factor” No one had time for X Factor on TV.

With chocolates for prizes and Master Andrew starting off the event with a Sil Lim Tao First form to a beat box music rhythm, it encouraged others to show their talents, singing, dancing, group acting, after a great array of communication and group liaising we had several small shows of various talents.

Three boxes of maltesers were quickly claimed and the first prize of a tin of celebration went to the young girls – women power whoo!

Halloween arrived the fireworks display was cancelled as the rain fell and fireworks were spooked by getting wet.

Clocks went back for an extra hour in bed well received by all, as everyone was woken 7am again on Sunday for their last activities of the weekend, before packing and heading back to London. Friends were made, Instructors found their youth and the spooks of Halloween were kept away from our fun and vibrant energies.

A fantastic weekend and a great chance for SAS to show how multiple talents can be used in a positive way.

We hope to book this trip again sometime in early 2011

Sifu

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