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Year 6 Leavers 2022 | 22 Jul 2022

We have had a fantastic afternoon saying goodbye to our Year 6s. The photos below really capture the fun of what was a top drawer send off….

The Kingfishers and Puffins have discovered all about trading during an activity that saw them creating products, as well as negotiating for raw materials. The class was split into teams and each team faced unique challenges as they attempted to buy and sell. A number of real-world scenarios ensured the trading world changed and that …

The focus at the moment in science for Doves is forces and on Thursday that entailed conducting an experiment into water resistance. The challenge was to test the impact three different shapes moulded out of blue tack made on the time to travel from the top to the bottom of a container full of water. …

The sun shone, a bitter wind blew, it snowed, it hailed…. we loved a residential in Scotland!

We have had another fantastic day – the pictures [and videos] below are just a snapshot of the fun we’ve had and I’m sure the children will fill in any blanks. Two more days to go and we can’t wait.

Wow! This was comfortably my favourite moment of the residential so far. One or two members of our group were very frightened by the idea of taking that first step over the edge; we had trembling hands and wobbly knees. Conquering those fears and tackling this wall is not easily done and I am so …

The children have just completed their 5th activity of the day, taking their steps comfortably north of 10,000 and hopefully guaranteeing another good nights rest. The instructors have been complimenting the children on their manners and how well they are following the instructions and we have all been having a cracking time.

Having begun our journey through the woods with enthusiasm in short supply, the children had a fantastic time on the hill walk enjoying uncharacteristically warm Scottish weather. Groups 3 and 4 also enjoyed getting out on the lake to do canoeing and kayaking. Bring on the next activities.

After a huge dinner of lasagne or steak pie (both came with chips and carrots) and a caramel slice for pudding, Group 1 are now channeling their emotions into some ‘passionately’ contested fights. During our fencing session, we have learnt the stance for en garde, how to parry and repost and how to challenge our …

A competitive three minute race ended with Oscar winning by only one crate. Group 1s first activity has been great fun.
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