Caving in Yorkshire Dales

Early on Saturday morning a group of Year 8 pupils met at school to begin what was a beautiful wintry drive towards our caving location in the Yorkshire Dales near the Ribblehead viaduct.  The trip formed part of the structured programme of outdoor activities which enhance the personal development of Cardinal Hume pupils. The theme of the trip was “having grit”. The pupils certainly stepped up to this goal. As we entered the cave, the fear of the unknown was pretty palpable amongst the group. However, before long the pupils were clambering and squirming through the cave with confidence, with some of the group tackling the renowned cheese press, which is a challenging squeeze.


The pupils involved all showed both physical and psychological determination, working well as a team to experience an excellent and challenging day caving. Students will be notified of future events and let’s hope equal resilience and grit are shown. Well done all!