Key Stage 4 Students Enjoy Thirtover Place

Posted: Friday 2nd October 2015

On Thursday 1st October 2015, students from Key Stage 4 have had their annual trip away to Thirtover Place, Coldash.

The aim of the trip is to foster and develop relationships between groups of students and staff and students outside of the school environment. A huge emphasis of the trip is on developing our student’s ability to work as part of several different teams; living together for a night; develop resilience and develop key independence skills whilst having fun.

The trip was extremely successful, helped by the fantastic weather. The 20 students and 3 staff who slept in the tents really noticed the drop in temperature during the night.

Some of the many activities we took part in were:

  • Grass Sledging
  • Backwoods cooking or Dampers
  • A scavenger hunt with iPads
  • Low ropes confidence course
  • Tent building
  • Making team flags
  • Making Key Stage bunting
  • Manhunt (A wide-game played in the dark)
  • Songs and ghost stories around a campfire.

All students embraced the opportunities offered. On returning to school on Friday, everyone was happy but tired.

Thank you to all staff that gave up their time to enable this fantastic and extremely rewarding experience to take place

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