Every year our Year 6 pupils spend a week at Viney Hill Outdoor and Adventure centre in the Forest Of Dean. Here they have the opportunity to go canoeing, rock climbing, caving and cycling with trained instructors as well as enjoying a range of other activities including a night walk, obstacle course and orienteering.
We knew that often what makes any Year 6 residential significant for pupils is the personal challenge (and excitement) of being away from home for several days with their friends. We therefore chose a residential for them that was, itself, inherently challenging. We take the children away in the Autumn Term so that they can benefit (for the rest of the year) from the boost to their confidence and stronger bonds with their classmates that this kind of trip inevitably brings them.