Year 7 Residential
As residential trips resumed, Year 7 embraced a three-day, outdoor bonding adventure in Wiltshire.
The whole year group enjoyed action-packed days abseiling, raft-building and climbing, and fun-filled evenings playing live Cluedo and making new friends in their shared rooms.
“My most memorable moment was the giant swing. Every time I swung down my stomach did somersaults! The trip was an amazing experience which I will never forget.” – Lizzie
“Raft-building was my highlight. Working in a team to create something that we would all end up falling off was a really fun. It involved teamwork, learning new skills and getting drenched in the lake!” – Evie
“My favourite part was the abseiling. It was petrifying at first due to it being so high, and I was too scared to do it, but my team encouraged me to take on the challenge! In the end it was my favourite activity.” – Daria
Head of Year 7, Ms Janz, commented: “I was so pleased and proud to see everyone stepping out of their comfort zone – spending time with new friends, and trying activities that frightened them… and usually immediately wanting a second go! They were all so wonderfully supportive of one another.”
By the final day, the resident tadpoles in the on-site pond had metamorphosed into energetic frogs – a wonderful analogy for the pupils’ progress and burgeoning independence.