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Fun and friends on First Year residential


First Year pupils had a wonderful time developing new friendships and getting to know their peers on their residential trip to Ilam Hall in Derbyshire.

During the trip, pupils visited Chatsworth House where they had great fun exploring the adventure playground as well as meeting and learning about the animals on the farmyard.

The evening activity at Ilam Hall Youth Hostel was the famous egg drop competition. Pupils worked together as teams to develop a protective casing that would help them win the challenge.

Pupil Charlie Wylie said: “The trip gave me a chance to meet new people and make new friends. We were sorted into dorms and this meant that I was able to interact with people I didn’t know.”

Head of First Year Mrs Suttle said: “The trip was a great success and the pupils were amazing throughout the week, including taking on a ten-mile walk and scramble up Thorpe Cloud.

“It was fantastic to see our pupils return to school in the company of so many new friends and full of great stories of their adventures.”