We all woke up to a sunny but blustery day on day three of School Journey. Our first activities were archery and Initiative exercises, which included listening,communication and team work. One exercise was to pick up a bucket with just two ropes. The team had to work very closely together and eventually they were successful. Another challenge involved moving tyres in order which were numbered 1 to 5.
They enjoyed archery in an open field. After developing their skills, the children took part in a competition for points.
After lunch, all of the children prepared for a session of kayaking on the lake. They were given safety instructions and they put on all of the safety equipment ready for a fun but instructive session working in twos or threes. Their aim was to move from one side of the lake to the other by paddling in unison- this took a great deal of coordination but eventually all the pupils were successful. The lake resounded with squeals of delight and screams of laughter- the boys screaming much louder than the girls!
The instructor was quoted as saying 'This is as much screaming as I have ever heard in one session of kayaking'
Quotes from the children included 'I wish it could be two weeks instead of five days'.
'I am enjoying everything about the trip.'
'Can I have thirds of lunch and dinner'.
This is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the local authority and are confident this will be endorsed at our next Ofsted inspection.