A group from year 6 took the annual trip to Heatree House in Dartmoor during June. Led by the Heatree instructors, the children had the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of activities including kayaking, climbing, high ropes, mountain biking and archery. They also met with a group from our link school in Holland and worked together in team challenges such as ‘Mission Impossible’- a raft building challenge. The week ended with a camp fire talent show and a moorland walk. A great week was had by all and we would like to thank the staff at Broadclyst School and Heatree who made it so memorable.
Year 6 also took a trip to The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth - not to enjoy the donkeys but to learn life skills! During the event, organised by East Devon District Council, the children experienced sessions which taught them basic safety skills in a number of areas. Sessions were run by BT, Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon and Cornwall Fire Service and the Coastguards. A highlight of the day was a spectacular demonstration of why water should not be used to put out a chip pan fire! The children also learned the importance of washing hands thoroughly in a session run by environmental health.