Every year in November the Year 6 children travel to Ashford in Kent for a residential school journey to The Kingswood Outdoor Adventure Centre. They take part in more than 15 different activities involving team building, co-operation and problem solving as well as high ropes and more adventurous challenges.
Kingswood is a fantastic opportunity for the children to gain confidence, face their fears and challenge themselves to move out of their comfort zones and try something new. By going away in November at the start of the last year of their Primary Career, this trip enables the class to bond and gel, and also allows the staff to understand the children’s strengths and weaknesses and what they can expect from the children as their prepare for their last few months at the school.
Every child succeeds in a different way at Kingswood. For many it is the first time they have been away from home, and that can be a very challenging event for them. For others taking risks and trying new things can be the start of them realising their potential, and coming home ready to put what they have learned about themselves into everyday life in the class room.
The most popular activities are always those that really push and challenge the children. They thoroughly enjoy them all, but particular favourites are the 3G Swing, Sky-climb, Jacob’s Ladder and Nightline. There are some photos of the children taking part in the activities.