Last week saw school trips return to King’s St Alban’s. On Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th May (respectively) the Year 3 and 4 children were full of excitement at the prospect of their first extra-curricular adventure (outside school grounds) for quite some time!
The children arrived at school full of smiles and eager to get their adventure underway.
After much excitement and chatter on the minibus journey, we arrived ready for the first activity of the day, the low ropes ‘Borneo’ assault courses. The children worked superbly, with kindness and respect, encouraging each other to overcome the obstacles and working in teams to overcome the challenges put before them. Despite the crazy weather on Wednesday for Year 3 – sunny one minute and large hailstones the next – the children’s spirits were not dampened, and, on both days, the children were enthusiastic and keen to move on to their next task, the high ropes!
After a much-needed refuelling at lunch time, some ‘nervoucited’ children ventured to the high ropes’ areas. Growth mindset played a huge part in many children overcoming their fears and the ‘more scary’ challenges included the monkey climb (climbing a very tall tree), zip wire, leap of faith (leaping of a tree!) and the ‘Gladiator Challenge’.
On both occasions, to finish off an excellent day out, the children ventured up to camp where the campfire was quickly ablaze. They warmed up and filled their tummies with chicken nuggets and chips, ready to head back home for a much-needed sleep!
We all had a fantastic time at Oaker Wood. For both staff and children alike, it felt as if some normality was returning and the enthusiasm and warmth for one another was lovely to see. We are all very proud of the children who demonstrated super resilience, teamwork, kindness and most definitely, curiosity!