Your News: Activities galore at Castle Head

Children enjoy activities at Castle Head
Children enjoy activities at Castle Head

On Monday, May 19, 69 pupils from Year 5 embarked on a residential trip to Castle Head Field Studies Centre in Cumbria.

It began with a very early morning meeting at school at 7.30am but that certainly didn’t dampen the excitement or high spirits of the children. After a long bus journey north, we all arrived at the centre for four days and three nights of excitement away from home.

While away, the children took part in challenging activities such as a rock traverse, ghyll scrambling, canoeing and a river study which linked in with the water topic we had been studying at school.

All of these activities offered a new challenge and built the children’s communication and team work skills. Although we returned in a storm of epic proportions, while we were away we were lucky enough to have glorious sunshine.

The children had a fantastic time in Cumbria and represented the school superbly, which was commented upon by many people during our stay.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the adults that joined us on this residential visit, giving up their time to support Year 5. The trip could not have happened without you so from all the children in Year 5 THANK YOU.

The children that remained at school also had a wonderful set of experiences, making films, visiting local sites and completing a river project of their own. The week was a huge success for all involved.