Year 6 Residential

On Monday 11th June, 97 Year 6 children went to Fairthorne Manor for a school residential trip. We enjoyed a range of outdoor activities: climbing, kayaking, Jacob’s ladder and raft building (to name but a few). Our accommodation for the week was canvas tents: fortunately, the weather was fantastic for us to complete all the challenges. To succeed in each activity, we had to use teamwork, co-operation, communication and strength.

Our daily visits to the tuck shop were extremely enjoyable and it happened to have a variety of sweet treats and souvenirs which we could purchase with our £5. The tuck shop, along with all the meals, made sure our energy levels were high.

On Wednesday, all of the schools, on the campsite, came together to participate in a disco complete with moving lights and an outstanding playlist for all of us to dance to. To top it all off, Thursday night was an all school campfire where we sang a song from our upcoming Year 6 production.

There were mixed emotions coming home: being pleased to see our families and having our own bed but sad to leave Fairthorne Manor behind. We had an amazing trip; we recommend it to anyone who is going in the future!

By Uma 6K, Anna 6C, Lily 6D and Jessica 6C



During the residential week, 15 children stayed behind and completed lots of exciting activities and went on a number of visits.

On Tuesday, we went to Wagamamas and took part in making our own noodle dish. We each individually weighed our own vegetables to give to the chefs to cook. We tasted the sensational dish and drank some freshly pressed orange and apple juice.

On Wednesday and Thursday, we did computer art: we had to turn our pictures in to graffiti and subsequently made them into posters.

Finally on Friday, we went to tenpin bowling and played two rounds. After the first game, we had lunch: a choice of burgers and chips or chicken nuggets. Most importantly everyone had fun during the week. Thanks to all the teachers who organised the activities for us.

by Davide 6C, Jo Jo 6C, Finlay 6D, Emily 6C