On Wednesday 14th September, an excited group of Year 6 pupils left school to start their residential trip to the Gordon Brown Centre in Hampshire.
They arrived safely and quickly started settling into their rooms, unpacking their suitcases and getting ready for their first activity.
After the afternoon exploring the site, the first day ended with hot chocolate followed by a night walk in the woods surrounding the centre, which was great fun! All of the children are looking forward to tomorrow and are excited by the activities that they have planned for them.
After their first night at Gordon Brown, the children were up bright and early and enjoyed a delicious breakfast, ready for an exciting day ahead.
The first activity of the day was campfires and cooking where the children were taught about how to safely build and use campfires to stay warm and cook when outdoors.
Once they had been taught what to do, the children went into the woods to collect dry sticks. They used these to build their structure so that their fire would burn evenly. Once burning, they held cans over the heat and cooked popcorn, which was delicious!
After they had finished their snacks, they had some free time to explore the farm and get up close to some of the animals.
The afternoon was spent den building, using materials collected from the nearby woods. The children are very proud of their work!
The group’s final activity was high ropes which they completed before their final lunch and the journey home.
Everyone was sad to leave but were looking forward to seeing their families and catching up on their sleep. A good time was had by all!