This year we ran 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 from Monday 8th May to Wednesday 10th May. On Monday 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…
On Tuesday, 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.
On Wednesday morning , 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