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Year 5 Enjoy Teambuilding Residential to Kilve

What a spooky start to the day! These are the results of yesterday's pumpkin carving competition which looked much… - 10 hours ago

Another annual residential saw our Year 5 pupils pay a visit to Kilve Court – the perfect place to enjoy activities such as climbing, sculpting and pond dipping. It was safe to say the pupils had been itching for two days of outdoor exploration.

After a 30-minute bus ride, the group arrived at the residential camp, packed lunch in hand. Following their delicious lunch, it was time for the fun to begin! The afternoon saw the children tackle the climbing wall and take part in a supervised rifle shooting workshop.

The feedback from the children during their visit was fantastic, and really demonstrated why these trips are particularly important for all-round development. Natasha Douglas particularly enjoyed the climbing wall as she managed to reach the top, which was something that she didn’t think was possible, andNicholas Watson also overcame his worries, saying that whilst the rifle shooting was difficult to get the hang of, it was fun and one of his favourite activities.

After loading up on carbs (a must for growing children!) the group played a number of team building games, including welly wanging – a favourite among the pupils who got to take part in something similar at this summer’s Year 8 Fete. After their action packed first day, the children were exhausted and thankfully for the staff, were fast asleep by 9.30pm.

The next day, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, the campers arose for yet another day of activities – that wasn’t, however, before they had enjoyed a hearty breakfast.

The group split into three and worked together to solve various puzzles, one of which involved using crates to travel across an imaginary river of lava. Afternoon activities included grass sledging and low ropes – the latter of which proved extremely popular with the children, especially Frankie Rifaat-Whitehouse! The final activity of the trip was a game called 'jumblies'. This required the group to find mixed up letters in the dark – a scary but fun teambuilding exercise.

On the final morning, Mr Hands took everyone on an interesting walk along the coastal path. Rock formations were the topic of choice, and the group even found some “cool” artefacts along the way. There was also the opportunity to see the new developments at Hinkley Point Power Station.

This is always a popular and enjoyable trip, although we’re pretty sure the children are now enjoying being back in their own cosy beds!

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