This week, pupils from Class 4 (Year 5 and 6) have attended a residential at Standon Bowers. Over the three days that we were at Standon Bowers, the children had the opportunity to participate in a range of activities including: archery, caving, BMX, high ropes, low ropes, bouldering, camp fire and a night walk.
They certainly pushed themselves out of their comfort zones: they tackled each activity with enthusiasm and a willingness to try new things.
It was a privilege to accompany them. Both myself and Mrs Magee thoroughly enjoyed seeing the children grow in confidence and independence – from being away from home, coping with illness, eating different foods, relating with children from other schools and backgrounds and trying new activities. Each of them had their own strengths and fears during their stay yet they did their best to battle them, showing great courage.
We were exceptionally proud of their behaviour, their attitudes and the way that they supported and encouraged each other. During the course of our stay, we were constantly being told by centre staff and teachers from other schools about how exemplary their behaviour was.
Well done children! As ever, it was a privilege to be your teacher.
Mrs Kuffour and Mrs Magee
More photos to follow shortly.
Please also look out for our pupil blogs about the activities which will also follow shortly.