Apart from the benefit of adding a new perspective to a classroom subject, getting children out of the classroom on an outdoor adventure day or residential school trip allows them to experience the wider world, challenge themselves physically and emotionally, learn independence and engage with their peers and teachers.
Our Year 6 children visited PGL Bawdsey Manor, Woodbridge, on 10th and 11th June 2022. This is the first residential we have been able to do since 2019 due to the pandemic.
The sun shone and the children flourished! They demonstrated resilience, teamwork, courage and independence in abundance.
The children did a range of activities, including the zip wire, giant swing, assault course, 'catch the flag' game and Jacob's ladder. Children who were apprehensive about the zip wire on the first day were climbing Jacob's ladder by the second day! Brilliant! Flourishing in action!