At 1,085m high, Snowdon is the largest mountain in England and Wales. Whichever route you go, it takes some walking.
The day I went up, the weather warning concerned the severe risk of sunburn – and so hat and gloves were only needed from about halfway up to keep warm.
Also going up and down the mountain were several school groups, some with teachers walking with them, others walking independently.
Short of reciting Latin verbs on the way up, it could not have been more aligned with current educational thinking: setting clear and challenging goals, constant monitoring of improvements, student-led progress.
Not that anyone was thinking in those terms, especially not the group of lads who were singing 10 green bottles on the way down. To them it was no big deal, and apparently to their school it wasn’t either.
The two schools who had branded minibuses in the car park did not think it was worth a mention on the school’s website or social media more than a week after it happened. Nor could I find any mention of this type of activity in even general terms, such as a reference to students being involved in the Duke of Edinburgh awards programme.
Instead it was just another example of an enriching, rewarding school activity that passed without comment.
But there are lots of different audiences who would like to hear about it, from students who could be inspired to take part in future years to the parents of prospective students who are looking for a school that offers exactly these opportunities.
Much like when walking up a mountain, it can be easy to forget to look at how far you’ve come as you plod on, head slightly bowed.
It needn’t take long but sometimes the magic arrives in that moment when you pause, have a look around and take a quick photo.
Just remember, once you’ve taken the photo, to share it with the world.