Residential Trips Round Up 2024 | Finton House School
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Residential Trips Round Up 2024

We had an exciting couple of weeks as Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 all headed off on their residential trips.

Year 3 enjoyed their first ever residential as they visited PGL Windmill Hill. Mr Joe, a Year 3 Class Teacher, said “With the sun shining we boarded the coach and began our great adventure. Over the course of the 3 days the children completed an array of activities from raft building to the giant swing. Throughout the adventure each child successfully earnt a highly coveted Finton Goal sticker as they showed characteristics such as resilience or self-belief. We can safely say that the fun was enjoyed by all. Roll on PGL 2025! ”

Year 4 travelled to Dorset for three days of camping and were blessed with blue skies and bright sunshine every day. Miss Nicki, Year 4 Class Teacher and Assistant Head: Wellbeing) said “The children enjoyed kayaking, paddleboarding and even coasteering (jumping into the sea from the coast line) as well as high ropes, tag archery and beach games. They experienced life under canvas and sat by a campfire each evening playing games, roasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate.”

Miss Susan, Year 5 Class Teacher, said “Adventurous Year 5 tackled all that was thrown at them last week in Rhos-y-gwaliau, North Wales with enthusiasm and high spirits. They canoed across Lyn Tegid braving the elements; they traversed the Via Ferrate and braved the icy gorge. They bravely put their map-skills to the test on the hill trail and navigated their way across Snowdonia. The team work and kindness they showed to one another was commendable and we were so proud of their resilience and positivity.”

Year 6 ventured even further, travelling across the channel to France. Madame Zoe, Head of Languages, said “We visited the Etaples Military Cemetery on our arrival which was both humbling and inspiring. We visited Le Tréport and the children practised their French buying souvenirs in the local shops. We rode the Funicular which is the only one of its kind in France as it passes through a tunnel in the cliffs.

They visited the Baie de Somme which was a big highlight for a lot of the children. The children got to hold little crabs and shrimps, walk in the sandy waters and discover some edible plants which were salty and delicious. On Thursday we visited an Escargot Farm, where the children got to learn all about the life of a French snail. In the afternoon, the animateurs ran an Olympic themed sports competition which was great fun. We ended the day with an awesome Disco, the children danced and sang their hearts out.”

All in all, residentials are an incredibly valuable experience for our pupils and so much learning takes place which cannot be recreated in the classroom. A huge thank you goes to all of the staff who attended and to the pupils for representing Finton so admirably.

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