In the past we have run a trip for Yr3 and Yr4 pupils to Oxenwood for one night and a trip for Yr5 and Yr6 pupils to Braeside Education Centre for two nights.
KS2 Residential Trips to enhance children’s personal, social and emotional development.
Muntjac class enjoyed a wide range of exciting, outdoor activities at Oxenwood. This included: learning survival skills (fire lighting, backwards cooking and den building); stream dipping, archery, climbing and a long, dark walk at night down “Spooky Alley!” Some sleep was had and everyone helped with cleaning, washing and drying up. A hugh thanks to our volunteer helpers who made this exciting adventure possible.
Sika class went to Braeside, Devizes where the children investigated how canal locks worked and had a go for themselves in small groups of three. They also explored canal artwork of roses and castles. The pupils worked within teams to solve problems outside – for example: how to cross an imaginary swamp by using a plank of wood and 2 milk crates; how to get through a laser beam maze! The children also challenged themselves by climbing up a totem pole and trying to stand on the top, plus they had to manoeuvre round a low ropes assault course too…
All of the children went on a long walk to Drew’s Pond, where they investigated a stream by measuring the velocity and explored the wildlife that lived in it.
The children learned how to survive on a deserted island by making campfires and cooking their own lunches – in the pouring rain.
All of the children, and adults, had an amazing time
Details for this years residential trips will be available soon