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High Ropes Course at Tollymore & Duke of Edinburgh/ An Gaisce Awards


High Ropes Course at Tollymore

When: Every Saturday from 3 October until 28 November 2015

Cost: £20 per person

Suitable for those aged 10+

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre’s High Ropes Course consists of a range of personal and team challenge tasks, suitable for those aged 10 years and over. Ropes courses have been used for many years in outdoor centres, providing memorable, enjoyable experiences in a safe environment. Adventure activities, such as ropes courses can teach people of all ages valuable skills for use in life such as:

  • Enhancing group cooperation, team work and leadership skills;
  • Promoting problem solving, critical thinking abilities;
  • Building confidence and self-esteem; and
  • Increasing awareness of own skills and abilities to name a few.

With a challenging high ropes, balance and coordination skills course and a less strenuous but equally enjoyable low ropes course, there is a choice of activities for all abilities.

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Duke of Edinburgh/An Gaisce Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) along with the An Gaisce (Presidents Award) and the International Award are the world’s leading youth achievement awards, and have inspired the lives of millions of 14 to 24-year-olds, supporting their personal and social development.

Many young people struggle to arrange the “residential” section of their award and so Tollymore National Outdoor Centre aims to help bridge this gap and provide a fantastic opportunity to take part in an outdoor skills development residential to help fulfil the criteria for participant’s gold award.  The next residential will take place during the mid-term break from Monday, 26-Friday, 30 October. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

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