19 October 2016

Ninety students went on the trip and took part in a range of activities aimed at building resilience, develop organisational skills and team building.

Head of Year 7 Mrs Kirwan said: “It was worth all the planning and preparation to see all our Year 7’s grow in confidence by attempting and achieving new challenges. They achieved so much and should be so proud of themselves.”

Activities included a 3G swing, caving, archery, a nature trail and raft building. The students were so happy to have achieved things they never thought they would:

Lily said: “It was absolutely amazing. The 3G swing was scary and so was the caving but I was so proud of myself for doing them.”

Ola said: “It was amazing! I was crying on the top of the Leap of Faith but with everyone shouting up at me “you can do it” I jumped off and reached the swing. I was so proud. I would love to go in year 8.”

Stan said: “I loved building the raft. It took my breath away when I jumped off the raft into the freezing cold water.”

Ellie said “I am really scared of heights but I did the 3G swing. It was all amazing and I would love to go again.”

The trip took place from Wednesday 12 October to Friday 14 October and is an annual event for our Year 7 students. It is another way for teachers and staff to ease the transition process from primary school to secondary and is an invaluable way for our new students to get to know their peers and teachers even better.

Colomendy 2016

Tags: Trip Enrichment New students