In March, Year 6 and their teachers set off to Dukeshousewood near Hexham for three days of adventure away from home. The Year 6 teachers are so proud of the way everyone has represented the school at Kingswood. Year 6 have been brave, supportive and kind. They have challenged themselves, believed in themselves and each other and pushed the limits of what they thought they could do. They’ve climbed, ziplined, jumped, lasered, fenced and swung their way to new achievements. Some of the challenges were incredibly tall, but everyone thought about how to push themselves and some people climbed incredibly high. We also managed to fit in a campfire and a disco, where everyone could dance with their new friends from other schools.
The children loved staying in dormitories with their friends, for many of them it was the first time they’d be so far from home without their families. We know they weren’t to upset as they managed to fit in so many midnight feasts!
We are so proud of every single one of them. This group know that what being brave means is different for everyone, and quickly learnt how to support each other to try new things without pushing them too far. Even when they were tired, they have tried to get the most out of the experience.
The children have been polite, enthusiastic and friendly to others. We are hopeful that when we get back to school this experience will remind us that, with the support of our friends, we can achieve anything we set our minds to.
“My favourite part was the 3G swing because it gave me butterflies,” said Paige.
“I loved the Jacob’s ladder!” said Keiran.
“My favourite thing is this because it is so fun!” shouted Charlie, while running past with a laser gun in hot pursuit of the other team.
“I liked the 3G swing and the zipline because I like going up high,” reflected Alex.