Our Year 7s enjoyed an adventurous and exciting time at Morfa Bay Adventure in Tenby, Wales, during the week prior to half-term. The residential trip provided opportunities for the students to take part in a variety of activities and develop stronger bonds.
Supported by the Year 7 Tutors and a team of willing Sixth Formers, the group experienced an action-packed four days which allowed them to develop new skills, face some of their fears and work with each other to take on challenges and excel as a year group.
This was no more apparent than in the very muddy assault course that they tackled straight after arriving. The year group, which was split into activity groups for the week, had to work together to wade through wet and muddy obstacles and race for the finish.
The pupils were also fortunate enough to be able to have seaside water adventures at Pendine sands where the instructors took them bodyboarding, a highlight of the week for a lot of the group.
Another favourite activity was taking on a traditional climbing wall which was coupled with a more unorthodox climbing frame including tyres, nets and rope. It was fantastic to see plenty of encouragement from within the groups to inspire their fellow climbers to do their best.
Other activities included archery and zip wire, where skill and bravery were put to the test, with some who had never picked up a bow before showing their potential as future archers.
On the penultimate day of the trip the group headed into the town of Tenby, visiting a local Church and taking part in a quiz, where the answers could be found within the building.
On their final evening there was a disco where everyone enjoyed the chance to celebrate the friendships that had grown stronger over the course of the week. It was an amazing visit to Wales, which all the students agreed they will never forget.