On Tuesday and Wednesday 21st and 22st of October Transition Years from all base classes embarked on an exciting journey to Russborough House for a day full of outdoor activities.
Classes 4.4 and 4.6 joined together for their trip on Tuesday while 4.5 and 4.7 united for their trip on Wednesday. Both classes left school at 9 am on separate buses to ensure social distancing of the students on the transport. The trip took an hour and the students eventually arrived at the picturesque woodland of Russborough house where their activities for the day would take place.
First, the students were divided into groups and began their activities by engaging in accurate archery shooting. Many students hit the bullseye and thoroughly enjoyed this activity!
Afterwards, the next activity involved the students taking off into the woodlands and creating useful huts from forest materials with the help of the adventure centre staff. Various groups in the classes competed against each other to create the best hut in a limited amount of time! The students were then rewarded with roasted marshmallows which they toasted on the fires they had made.
More interesting activities followed such as following a rope through a wood blindfolded and guiding blindfolded teammates towards a pen. Following on from that, everyone was given a harness that would be used for many different climbing obstacles. Students subsequently engaged in wall climbing and Zippit-like obstacle courses. In the end everyone had a go on the thrilling zipline and the whole year group agreed that it was the most entertaining activity.
Overall, the Transition years had a fantastic time!
A huge well done to everyone involved especially the teachers who supervised the trip and the excellent staff at the adventure centre.
(R. Shparuta, Reporter)
(F. Fickett and K. Stanicki, Photographer)