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Year 3/4 Residential

Posted On 17 May 2022
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We were delighted that children in both 3 and 4 were able to take part in their residential this year!  On Monday of last week, our year 4 children headed up to near Cotherstone to the Outdoor Wilderness Education site.  The site was amazing, with tents already set up, toilet and shower huts close by and a camp kitchen.  Children settled into their canvas tents and made themselves at home and then tucked into the packed lunches from home!   The first afternoon saw the children engaging in bushcrafts and teambuilding activities before they settled down to a BBQ tea of burgers and hotdogs! Campfire songs were sung before children headed off to bed. The following morning started with a hearty breakfast and then straight into the morning activities of Kayaking and Bellboating or group 1 and Gorge walking for group 2.   Children made their own lunch (and ate it!) before heading off to the other water activity.  Cold children were warmed up with the camp fire and hot chocolate before a tea of spaghetti bolognaise. On Wednesday it was time to say goodbye to year 4 and hello to year 3 as the children swapped over…

Year 3 had just as much fun as year 4 with the same activities booked in.  Their weather was much sunnier which was great during the day but meant children had to snuggle down into their sleeping bags during the colder nights.  The children had an amazing time and showed such perseverance, friendship and so many other of our school values that made us so proud of them.

Thank you so much to parents and carers for encouraging your children to attend this residential.  The children get such a lot out of the experience and we know they were VERY tired and smelly when they got back – has anyone managed to remove the smell of campfire smoke yet, I know Mr Goodacre hasn’t!!

Thank you also to all of the staff that attended, Mr Goodacre, Miss Stanton, Mrs Maclennan, Mrs Slack and Miss Kilvington – they all had a brilliant time and were so proud of the children and their resilience throughout the week.  What fantastic memories they will all have of this experience.


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