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Juniors thoroughly enjoy memorable residentials

Year Six pupils pose for a picture on the beach during their residential

During May, pupils in Years Four, Five and Six had an unforgettable time as they embarked on their residentials.

Year 4

Acorn Adventure’s Woodland Adventure was the ideal setting for Year 4’s residential.

Set in an idyllic woodland location next to the West Midlands Safari Park, the adventurous pupils took part in a wide range of fun forest activities.

During the day, the girls and boys tried their hand at fire lighting, shelter building, camp crafts, axe throwing, a nightline and forest orienteering. They even took part in the Acorn Olympics!

In the evening they played games in the wood and cooked marshmallows on the campfire.

A visit to the West Midlands Safari Park saw the children get up close to some creepy crawlies and tour the venue to find out more about a range of animals.

Year 5

Year 5 pupils had a fantastic time at The Hollowford Centre in Castleton.

As soon as they stepped off the coach, the children were involved in team building and problem-solving activities.

Throughout the three days they were kept very busy with a variety of activities that included raft building, caving, bouldering, climbing the high ropes course and taking ‘the leap of faith’.

The first evening saw the boys and girls head off on a hill walk to Mam Tor and the surrounding peaks whilst the second night was more relaxed.

Following a trip to the tuck shop, the children were treated to a movie night in their pyjamas, complete with popcorn.

Year 6

Year 6 children embarked on a journey of adventure and growth as they visited Tower Wood on Lake Windermere.

Braving new heights, the pupils conquered their fears through caving, zip lining, climbing and gorge scrambling. Activities like giant paddle boarding, canoeing, tree climbing and hiking tested their teamwork and perseverance and the children made lasting memories as they pushed themselves beyond their comfort zone.

Nestled amidst the breath-taking beauty of Lake Windermere, Tower Wood provided an awe-inspiring backdrop for this transformative experience. The dedicated staff members were instrumental in guiding and supporting the children throughout the journey, fostering resilience and nurturing independence.

By facing challenges head-on, the children developed invaluable life skills such as reliance, perseverance and effective communication.

These activities not only encouraged personal growth but also strengthened the bonds within the year group, forging new friendships.

As the children returned to school, they brought with them cherished memories, a sense of accomplishment, and newfound confidence.