Class III Have A Fabulous First Residential  

At the beginning of May Crescent School’s Class III pupils had a fabulous first residential trip away at the wonderful, purpose built, outdoor activity centre at Whitemoor Lakes. The two-day trip gave them the chance to take part in lots of new and exciting activities and helped to build confidence and self-managing skills, on what was, for some, their first time away from home.

It was exhilarating for the children to take part in so many fun activities including archery, the challenge course, climbing, abseiling and orienteering. They impressed the instructors by participating enthusiastically, working together and supporting each other in all the challenges.

Comments, Class III teacher, Sam Stapleton, “They had such an adventure and it was really rewarding to see their growing teamwork and communication skills.” As an evening treat they were able to enjoy songs around the campfire, with a late evening (not quite midnight) feast of toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate.

Back in school Class III have been writing up their memories from their residential and they clearly enjoyed themselves:

‘My favourite activity was climbing because I swung off the wall.’

‘The campfire was fun but cold and windy.’

‘The challenge course was the best thing – it was really fun.’

‘It was scary when I was on the edge – I got more confident on every go.’

‘Abseiling was so much fun - it was my favourite part.’

‘We were allowed to eat marshmallows and hot chocolate.’

‘I loved the midnight feast, except it was at 9.00pm.’

The children have also produced some amazing acrostic poems that are all now on display in their classroom. Well worth a look if you get the chance.

What a wonderful Whitemoor Lakes residential. Well done to all and a big thank you to the staff who supported the trip away, it is clear the children had a great time.