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Years 3 and 4 on their first residential

Posted on: 20 Sep 2017 by Weston Green School | Category: Key Stage 2, Year 3, Year 4

Years 3 and 4 on their first residential

Years 3 and 4 had an exciting start to the Autumn term with all of them packing their bags and heading to Henley Fort in Guildford for their first residential.

With a busy two days planned, the children set off in the morning to face new challenges together. The programme designed for the children was going to test their team work, independence, organisation and resilience through inspiring and engaging activities in situations they may not have faced before.

All of the children arrived and were immediately set the challenge of preparing their yurts; beds needed to be made, the floors needed sweeping and bags needed loading into the right place. The year 4 children adopted a wonderfully nurturing attitude, helping year 3 to organise their belongings and leading the way on how to behave and set up camp.

Once the yurts were ready, the children started their first activities, year 3 heading off to the woods for shelter building and fire lighting, the archery arena or to face the different challenge courses while year 4 were canoeing, rock climbing or working together to complete the tricky challenge course Henley Fort had to offer.

After a busy afternoon the children couldn’t wait for dinner and the promise of a camp fire that evening. Once the wood had been collected and the fire was burning brightly, the children sang some songs before heading back to their yurts to sleep.

The second day was filled with bubbly, enthusiastic children who were eager to try the tasks they had not yet faced. With every minute of the day it was clear to see children pushing themselves to do their best, whether it was trying to reach the top of the climbing wall or starting a fire in a very damp wood. Each and every one of the children were inspired by the surroundings, caught up with the excitement of the trip and determined to succeed. The support they showed each other was just one of the reasons that all of the children came back feeling more comfortable with their peers and teachers, ready to face a new academic year.

To see a gallery of photos of the trip click here.

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