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3rd April 2014 – Members of Gapuma’s staff are making final preparations for a week-long wilderness adventure course, which begins on Sunday.

Craig Blond (Head of Accounts) and Shahab Mossavat (Head of Marcomms) are heading to the Outward Bound’s (OB) Howtown Outdoor Education Centre, near Penrith in the Lake District, where they will act as mentors, providing voluntary support.

On Monday, they will be joined by pupils and staff from the Phoenix High School from Gapuma’s local community in London.

Twenty, Year Nine students led by OB’s professional instructors and their Gapuma mentors will enjoy a week of open-air activities in the rugged Cumbrian landscape. These will include raft-building, abseiling, and orienteering, and will culminate in an overnight camping expedition.

The course fees have been fully underwritten by Gapuma, in what is a first collaboration between it and the local community school.