13 Jun Year 6 Residential
From Monday 6th June to Wednesday 8th June, year 6 went on our residential! Here are some of the incredibly amazing activities we participated in:
The giant swing was a thrilling ride where you are harnessed up with 2 or 3 of your friends. You had to be supported by a metal bar as your friends pull you up to an enormous height by a rope. You face your fears while you pull a cord to start the swinging fun! I loved this one, feeling the air rush by you as you swing as high as the trees is the best feeling ever. This was my favourite activity.
You need to be brave for Trapeze and its height! You are harnessed up again during this activity and have to do some climbing! As you amble through the staples, you find yourself becoming higher and higher… Your heart drops as you get to the top and have to put your toes over the edge. Would you be brave enough? On the instructors note, you leap off the platform at the top and reach your hands towards the metal bar and hang off it holding on as tight as you can. People quoted, “The height of the trapeze was terrifying” and “The view was amazing, you can see everything”
Be prepared for abseiling! You had to climb up a tall tower on your own, feeling your heart racing in your chest with each step. Once harnessed you are ready to go up to the top! What I found really interesting was from the top you could see the sea ahead. When you are told, you climb over the metal fence, near the edge and lean back. You basically walk down the wall to the bottom. It was kind of difficult but so fun! Sashmita said “It was very scary”. Sam said “ It was very fun, exciting and thrilling”.
They were just some of the activities, there were many more which were so fun like Wacky racers, Robot wars, Sensory trail and Jacobs ladder!
I had such a good time.
Pine – Scarlett Robertson
Early in the morning, Holy Trinity children walked into the hall buzzing with excitement. Everyone was having delightful conversations about the thrilling activities to come. An hour later our groups entered the coach and buckled up for an amazing trip. The coach was relaxing and many people slept on the journey. After 2 hours, we finally arrived. After lunch, all the groups were picked up by PGL leaders for our first activity. There were things like Robot Wars, Trapeze, Giant Swing, Abseiling, Jacob’s Ladder, Wacky Races and Sensory Trail. After an afternoon of activities we all enjoyed the funny campfire songs while also getting our eyes stung by the smoke. After a long day of settling in, the teachers told us lights out. Some cabins went to sleep but some stayed up a bit longer keeping the teachers awake. At breakfast we enjoyed the feeling of taking all we wanted to eat. After more activities the next two days we eventually said goodbye to our cabins. As happy as we were to get home, we all wanted to stay longer.
Holly – Oskar Berg
On the coach for two hours we finally arrived at Windmill Hill. Getting our luggage out we found our cabins and went to our first activity, the Giant Swing! When going to the top you pull a small rope and you swing in the air until you stop. Next, we played robot wars and we had to make the best robot out of a person in your group. Then we did mini games, to decide who would get first choice on cardboard – it was fun.
The next day we went to complete abseiling. It didn’t look that big from the ground but it was huge from the top. You had to lean back and go down the tower – it was very scary.
Getting back to our cabins we had to get to the sensory trail. We had to go through wooded trees blindfolded and we had to hold rope to help us. For the final activity of the day we went to complete Jacob’s Ladder – this was one of the best ones. We had to climb big ladders to get to the top and every time you climbed each ladder the space between each ladder would get further. After finishing Jacob’s Ladder we went to Passport to the World, where we had to answer questions about a country. We had a map to tell us what direction to go so we rushed to all of them. For the final day there were two activities. First was trapeze – this was the best one. You had to climb up a climbing frame and when you got to the top you had to jump off and land on a metal pole. You got two tries. Our last and final activity was wacky races. This activity was about teamwork and communication. We chose our team and had to work as a team. For our last activity it was fun.
Chestnut – Jack Clubb & Stanley Noel