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Year 5 and Year 6 embark on their residential trip adventures

Year 5 and Year 6 embark on their residential trip adventures

Last week, our Year 5 and Year 6 students embarked on a new journey, their residential trips. Here's a glimpse into the exciting activities they enjoyed throughout their stays. 

Year 5: PGL Centre, Bawdsey Manor 

Our Year 5 girls embarked on a three-day adventure at the picturesque PGL centre, Bawdsey Manor. From abseiling to zip-lining, canoeing to fencing, the girls immersed themselves in a variety of fun and challenging activities. Our Year 5s showcased incredible teamwork, maturity, and fun-loving attitudes throughout the trip. 

Beyond the adrenaline rush, the girls reflected on the trip's impact on forming new friendships, stepping out of their comfort zones, and nurturing their independence - skills we look forward to support and further develop for the remainder of the academic year. 

Year 6: Normandy, France 

Meanwhile, our Year 6 students explored the rich history and culture of Normandy, France. When they set foot on French soil, their adventure began with a delicious dinner at the castle, setting the tone for the journey ahead. A highlight of the trip was exploring Rouen, where our girls immersed themselves in the city's charm and heritage. From visiting historical sites to enjoying the coastal views, every moment was filled with discovery, learning and adventure.  

The students embraced the opportunity to engage in new hands-on experiences with confidence, such as bread-making in the gardens and learning the art of apple juice and cider vinegar production. A visit to a dairy farm added a unique touch, allowing the girls to make their own butter and even milk cows! 

Residential trips are a key component of learning through experience. Not only did these trips provide our students with memorable experiences with their friends and teachers but also fostered personal growth, resilience, and cultural awareness - all aiding a holistic learning approach.