All first year pupils enjoyed three fun-filled days on our free induction residential in Derbyshire to help them make new friends during their first few weeks of school.
The boys and girls stayed at Hartington Hall youth hostel and started their first day with a country walk through the dales and a treasure hunt in Hartington village.
They spent their second day exploring Chatsworth’s beautiful gardens and examined the modern sculptures in the Sotheby’s Beyond Limits exhibition before playing with the guinea pigs and other animals at the estate’s farm.
In the evenings the group had team building activities in their House teams including quizzes and a fashion show. With a deadline of just 20 minutes, the pupils rose to the challenge of making costumes out of bin bags and newspaper.
On the final day pupils visited the National Tramway Museum and Heights of Abraham. They all had great fun playing together on the slides, climbing wall and rope walks before returning back home exhausted but with new friends and great memories.