Scalford Church of England Primary School

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Kingswood Residential

25 to 29 September 2017

The children in Base 3 had a wonderful week when they visited Kingswood in Dearne Valley for a five day residential trip. They were accompanied by Mr Leonard, Mrs Waring and Miss Berdej.

They set off from Scalford on a slightly drizzly Monday morning, all very excited for the week ahead! They returned on the Friday all extremely tired but with great memories having experienced a wonderful week. Asked if they would like to go again, the reply was 'yesssss'!

During the week they took part in adventurous activities such as raft-building, laser-tag, leap of faith and canoeing to name a few.

All of the children attempted the leap of faith and most made it to the top and faced their fears! Fortunately, the weather was pleasant for most of the week which meant that the children were able to construct water balloons made from recycled materials and throw them from the roof to see if they will stay intact!

The week was full of challenges which will help to equip the children with the skills to recognise risks, assess them sensibly, and react positively. While it is possible to learn some basic concepts in class, there is no substitute for real experience in the wider world.

School residential trips provide a great opportunity for pupils to gain such experience and face a range of challenges that can contribute significantly to their personal development.

The staff at the Kingswood Centre where the children stayed, complimented the children on their behaviour and conduct during the week.

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