Youlbury Residential Trip
On Thursday 21st June Year 3 set off on their residential trip to Youlbury, near Boars Hill, Oxford.
We were so lucky with the weather. We had two beautiful sunny days so we were able to make the most of the great outdoors for all activities and also for picnic lunches on both days. The 45 acre woodland site offers the freedom and space to run and explore within a safe boundary. The children enjoyed five activities over the two days including a night line (following a rope trail over obstacles, blind-folded), a photo trail (looking for pictures of objects and landmarks around the site), tracking where they followed a team’s signs, den building and forest art and finally, a great favourite - crate stacking.
It was fantastic to see the children step out of their comfort zones, take risks and rise to the many challenges on offer. We all enjoyed singing around the camp fire on Thursday night and drinking hot chocolate before jumping into bed. For many of the children, it was their first night away from their families but this didn't faze the majority, who were only too pleased to be having a night away with their friends. The children demonstrated all of six of the 'R' values over the two days: responsibility, resilience, resourcefulness, reasoning, respectful and were reflective - we were very proud of each and every one of them.
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