Georgia, 13, from Claughton-on-Brock, writes, ‘I loved my time at Castlerigg. I made some new friends and all the Castlerigg team were lovely and really helpful. I think it has helped me understand my faith a lot better. The times in the chapel were my favourite because it was so peaceful, as I don’t really get that time anywhere else. All the games were really good and tightened our bonds as friends. Ghyll scrambling was one of the best experiences of my life and I will never forget it. The instructors were really helpful and the friends I made calmed me down when I was scared’. Her brother, Charlie, 12, added, ‘I was quite nervous about Castlerigg at first but everybody were so nice and friendly when we arrived that I soon forgot any worries. The only thing is that I wished we could have stayed for longer and done more things, but hope I will get a chance to come again. It was good that we could get time to reflect on our faith it has helped me a lot and understanding more what being a Catholic means to me’. Hannah and Rachel from Brampton, 14 and 12 years old, loved the scrambling down the waterfalls: ‘Lots of high drops into deep ponds. Thanks to Fr Philip for praying for a bit more rain than we had earlier in the month the stream we scrambled down had become a torrent. Returning to the Manor we were able to eat the bread we had made earlier which had just come out of the oven. The next day it was the feast of Corpus Christi and we celebrated Mass. We love Mass in the chapel. As it was the feast of Corpus Christi there was adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Throughout the weekend we were able to discuss our faith with each other. This is great because it is hard to do this with friends at school. Thank you to all the team from Castlerigg for an amazing weekend’.