In 2015, we decided to replace the usual timetable on May Day with a walk to the top of our local mountain, Jarstadheia. It was a very special occasion with inclusion at the heart of the adventure with all our first years making it the top including all the students on the Survivors of Conflict Programme.
This year May Day / Labour fell on a Sunday and we developed the day into ‘Til Topps: Jarstadheia’ – RCN ‘s own interpretation of the Til Topps run every June by the Norwegian Red Cross on Norway’s highest mountain, Galdhøpiggen. For our event, we invited youth from local asylum centres to join us in our ascent of Jarstadheia. All our first years, some intrepid second years out for for some fresh air on the eve of exam season, and lots of members of staff and their families joined in on the adventure – and enjoyed the spectacular views up the Dalsfjord, up Flekke valley and out towards the sea. Thor, a new member of our Outdoor Department, set a series of challenges for participants on the ascent of the mountain. A good time was had by all!
Here is an album of pictures.