Year 5 Residential Trip

Last week, Year 5 and I along with our partner class and staff from Maple Walk, travelled to the Lakes District where we spent the week at the Blencathra Field Studies Centre for our residential trip. During the week, the children participated in a range of outdoor activities, such as: climbing a mountain, ghyll scrambling (a ghyll is a mountain stream with waterfalls to climb and pools to jump in), doing a conservation activity which entailed removing an invasive species from the woods, orienteering, team building and catching mammals. All of these activities were part of the children working towards the John Muir award which involved conserving, exploring, discovering and sharing in the outdoors. From stories throughout the week and conversations on the train home, I was thrilled to hear that everyone had an incredible time working outside their comfort zone, showing courage in new challenges and forming new friendships. This trip is a personal highlight for me each year as I’m passionate about education outside the classroom and seeing children outside the school environment. It was a thoroughly enjoyable week and every student represented Faraday impeccably. Until next year...!

Miss Gimblett