Year 5 returned from a three day Derbyshire residential trip exhausted yet exhilarated!
This trip was arranged to give them a head start and an insight into next term’s topic of ‘Water, Water Everywhere’. Throughout this topic children will be learning about the water cycle, water conservation, rivers and the Sheffield Flood.
And what better way to bring this to life than to carry out real life river studies in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside!
They spent an interesting first day at the Moorlands Centre on the Longshaw Estate, learning how rivers are formed. They then travelled to Buxton and the White Hall Open Pursuits centre where they remained for the rest of the trip. here they took part in outdoor pursuits and some excellent day and night-time activities including shelter building, canoeing and rock scrambling.
"The focus for this part of the visit centred around developing the Westbourne values – Excellence, Friendship, Teamwork, Respect, Determination, Courage, Respect and Equality" .said Mrs Cannell, Year 5 form tutor and Head of Junior School.
“Pupils benefit enormously both educationally and socially from this type of experience. It was a privilege to watch their confidence grow over time, see them challenge themselves and support their peers. The staff from the centre and from the other school who shared the residential home, commented on their impeccable behaviour, manners and lovely nature our children. I was incredibly proud!"