All our first year pupils enjoyed a fun-filled three-day adventure in Derbyshire on our free annual induction residential.
During the trip, existing friendships were cemented, new ones began and the children and their new form tutors got to know each other even better as they worked together on group challenges.
Based at Ilam Hall youth hostel, the Victorian manor house in the picturesque village provided a great location from which to explore the area, have fun and take part in exciting and educational activities with our art and English teachers.
During their three days away, the girls and boys walked through the beautiful Dovedale valley, explored the Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition at Chatsworth House and discovered the devastating effect that the plague had on the village of Eyam.
Travelling slightly further afield, they also found the time to learn all about macaque monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest and ascend the Heights of Abraham via cable car.
Head of lower school Mrs Helen Lawson seemed to enjoy the trip as much as our pupils did!
The girls and boys had a great time making friends and developing their independence.
Their behaviour was excellent and this trip is a superb introduction to life in the senior school. It was a pleasure to spend so much time getting to know them all!