Taunton School at Dusk

Students from The Grange explore Cornwall’s Adrenalin Quarry

Posted: 27th April 2021

Student using a trapeze

As part of their weekend boarding activities, students from Taunton School International Middle School at The Grange ventured south to Cornwall to visit Adrenalin Quarry, a rural quarry site, for hurtling down gnarly zip lines, deep water swimming & go-karting.

Cornwall is a popular county on England’s rugged southwestern tip. It forms a peninsula encompassing wild moorland and hundreds of sandy beaches, culminating at the promontory Land’s End.

Student on a surfboardDuring the trip, the students tackled a floating assault course which is situated in a flooded quarry. Many old quarries around the UK are repurposed into leisure venues like this, as well as wildlife sanctuaries – one of the most famous is The Eden Project (also in Cornwall) which the students are hoping to visit later in the term.

After the students dried off, they climbed to the top of the edge of the quarry and launched themselves off the top (attached to a zip-line!) – the students shared a few laughs as several of the group were not going fast enough and got stuck near the bottom and had to be rescued!

Find out more about what students get up to at evenings and weekends here

Categories: International