Residentials

Each year group at KS2 currently go on a residential visit. Find out where and what they do by clicking seeing the reports below.

MARWELL Year 5 & 6 - Autumn Term 2014

This year, after an amazing first visit last year, the year 5 and 6 children returned to spend a week at Marwell Activity Centre at the beginning of October. This is an opportunity to ‘step-up’ to the next level, with more challenging activities.  The children had the chance to use all of their Amazing 8 skills when living alongside their peers and their Teachers, for five days and four nights. 

The most popular activities proved to be Quad Biking, the Aerial Adventure Course, the 3G Giant Swing, Rifle Shooting, Zip Wire and the Trapeze. Children encouraged each other to push themselves further, and the sense of achievement was evident every day.

Children and adults enjoyed home-cooked meals in the evening, and then exciting evening activities. The children battled it out in a ‘Fun House’ style quiz, with the children dashing around a padded maze of obstacles to find coloured stars. 

We also had good weather for most of our trip, yet did experience the most amazing storm on Thursday, which drove us indoors, away from the forest. But it did not dampen our spirits and the instructors organised some exciting games for us instead. 

By the end of week, children and staff returned to school feeling thoroughly fulfilled, and already looking forward to next year!

UFTON COURT Year 3 & 4 - Summer Term 2015

Year 3 and 4 ventured to a new residential facility, Ufton Court, and spent four days and three nights taking part in exciting and stimulating pursuits. Much excitement was had exploring the Tudor manor, finding bedrooms and putting duvet covers on!

For the first time, Animal Husbandry was undertaken, which saw the children taking care of the farm animals and staff members finding themselves sorting out very enthusiastic goats!

In other areas, the children donned blindfolds to be carefully led through a forest track by a partner and enjoyed constructing mud masks on tree trunks.

A fiesta on our final evening, was the icing on the cake for the adventurous children, who could barely keep their eyes open for the coach journey home. 

Another incredibly successful set of residential trips, that were able to draw out all of the Amazing 8 super powers from the children, giving them the opportunity to shine outside the classroom.