Thirty more enthusiastic Year 3 pupils went on their residential at Rock and Rapid adventures, South Molton on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March.
After the journey to the centre the group were shown around and then took part in some ice breaker activities in their groups, where everyone achieved the goal of falling over in the muddy grounds with huge smiles on their faces! After lunch the activities that had been looked forward to all week began. Each pupil participated in Climbing, Abseiling, Team building and Low ropes over the two days run on a rotational basis with two on each day. Throughout all of these activities were the running themes of working together and trying your best; something achieved by all of the pupils on the trip. This ranged from encouraging their friends to abseil, belaying as a team when climbing (with loud cheers whenever anyone made the summit of each wall), to discussing and planning as a team how best to approach the team building challenges. After the completion of the Thursday sessions, the happy but mainly hungry group sat down to eat their barbeque dinner before setting off for the evening activity of shelter building. The group all were able to stand inside their strong and sturdy shelter, who after returning the environment to its natural state and walking back to the centre ended their day on a warming note with a mug of hot chocolate.
Friday began with breakfast, and after ensuring that they had tidied the bunkhouse the group were ready and looking forward to complete their remaining two activities. Once these activities had finished it was time for lunch (once everyone had made their own sandwiches!), before receiving their certificates and one final check that nothing had been left behind before the slightly sleepy return journey to school. Everyone who attended tried their best throughout all the activities and when asked to review the residential Lewis described the experience as ‘epic’, while Maverick’s favourite activity was the low ropes which Maddie described as ‘fantastic’.