Year 6 children from Bourne Westfield recently went on their annual residential trip to Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre near Cromer, Norfolk.
As always, the event was a huge success and the children returned very tired but excited about all they had achieved and experienced. Highlights were a beach walk hunting gemstones, examining the impact of erosion on the landscape and exploring the sea life found on the seashore, plus ‘Pirate Training’ with the high ropes and bosun’s chair.
Year 6 teacher, Katie Knott commented, ‘Our children were really excited to go as they had heard how brilliant the trip
is and it did not disappoint. They all pushed themselves in every activity and had to often think outside of the box. It was amazing to see how well the groups developed during the course of the week.’
The residential programme offers Year 6 a variety of personal ‘trust and challenge’ activities, which encourage and enable the children safely to push themselves within a safe environment. They also develop greater independence skills ready for secondary school as they are given responsibilities such as being a table monitor at meal times. The staff at Aylmerton always make the visit special. They have a professional, yet fun approach with the children within a beautiful environment. We have used the centre for many years now. The standards are high and we always look forward to our return visit.”