31 Year 5 pupils decamped to the Wye Valley for a two day residential trip organised to complement their International Primary Curriculum unit “Go with the Flow”; designed to teach them about river systems.
The trip enabled the children to see the River Wye from a unique vantage point; allowing them to understand more about the impact of the river on the surrounding landscape. Pupils enjoyed the Forest of Dean Activity centre where they were able to consider the impact of river pollution through ponding and various team building challenges which included “tunnelling” – children worked in teams, to make their way through different tunnel systems.
On the second day of their residential trip, having rested themselves in River Wye YHA accommodation, the pupils canoed three miles down the River Wye from Monmouth to Redbrook.
Helen Mewburn, Head of the Junior Department at All Hallows said “these residential trips are designed to encourage children to learn in an interactive manner, and see that the classroom is not the only place to acquire knowledge. Our pupils showed great team spirit, camaraderie and loved the entire experience. For some of them, the greatest challenge was spending a night away from home”.