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Y7's visit to Ufton Court May 2016

Year 7’s Visit to Ufton Court- May 2016

32 pupils from Year 7 had the great pleasure of attending a three night residential at Ufton Court Adventure.

On arrival we were sadly greeted by the rain, however, there was no need to worry as our Ufton court Leader, Neil, had it covered by starting with indoor team building activities. The girls also got to try their hand at starting fires, building shelters and low ropes. Their evenings were kept busy with a drama workshop and a team building parachute game… which dissolved into a water fight, after Mr Boyd smacked himself in the face with a water balloon. Oops!

The girls were in charge of making their beds and keeping their cabins clean, but also had Ufton duties which they had to carry out, such as cleaning and feeding the animals, setting and preparing meals, cleaning up after food and making their own pizza, which they were able to enjoy outside next to the warmth of the pizza oven.

They worked on many skills which will help develop them as learners, but also as good citizens.

Through a mix of activities and life skills the girls worked on their self esteem, empathy, friendship, and tenacity. This special bunch of girls will be revisiting Ufton Court Adventure every year to continue developing these four objectives.

There are a number of photos here