King's St Alban's

23 June

Year 5 residential trip monkey business??!

What a brilliant couple of days the Year 5s had on their residential trip to Oakerwood, kick-starting the penultimate full week of the academic year!

The slightly (!) excited pupils arrived on the King’s St Alban’s playground on Sunday morning full of excitement and ready for their residential trip. Upon arrival at the beautiful Oakerwood, the capable cohort set about setting up camp before they embarked upon a jam-packed day of activities.

The first activity was rafting on the lake. Splitting into three teams, competitiveness filled the air as the teams strived to gain points against each other in a number of different challenges and races. After plenty of rafting excitement, the pupils were given the choice to cool themselves off with a swim and play in the lake, if they so wished. Of course, this was a popular choice – don’t all 10 year olds love a splash-about in a muddy lake?

Having dried off, the pupils headed for the low ropes, where they tested their balance and strength on the swinging tyres, blind trail, tightrope, balance beams, stepping stones and tunnels. We are sure that all this activity and fresh air exhausted them and that they fell straight to sleep…

Up and raring to go early on Monday morning, activities included the Woodland Krypton Trail, Monkey Climb and Zipwire. It was great to see the children working so well together in their mini-teams during the team-building activities. They needed to use their leadership skills, communication, teamwork and problem-solving to work out the different puzzles on the Woodland Krypton Trail.

Following a refuelling and lunch, the pupils then hit the heights with the Monkey Climb and Zipwire. There were a few children who really had to fight their fear of heights but we were really proud of all the Year 5 children for giving it a good go!

Well done to all of the Year 5 children who came on the trip to Oakerwood. You represented the school wonderfully and worked so brilliantly together.