Year 6 enjoy an adventure filled residential trip to Dorset

Year 6 recently went on a three night residential trip to Swanage, Dorset. After arriving at Harrow House, the first day was spent learning Pioneering skills. The children had to work together in two groups to make a bridge using just wooden poles, friction and their brain! They learnt how to tie different knots and made huge catapults to fire wet sponges at each other – which not surprisingly developed into a water fight!

Wednesday was ‘Bushcraft Day’. The children spent all day in the woods learning how to start fires and build shelters, they even had a go at Archery. They were rewarded for their hard work by eating delicious ‘smores’ which they cooked on the campfire.

On Thursday the focus was on Geography. The children had a lesson from Leason’s House and went to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, where they compared wave energy and walked along the beautiful coastline.

The final morning was spent Coasteering, so after getting kitted out in wet suits, helmets and buoyancy aids, they ventured into the sea. In groups they learned techniques for shallow and deep water entry, before having fun jumping into the sea from heights as high as four metres!

A fantastic time was had by all, and you can see a selection of photos from the trip here.