South Hams pupils enjoy an exciting journey filled with team-building activities

Stage 2 children from West Alvington C of E Academy, Charelton C of E Academy and All Saints Thurlestone C of E Academy benefit from the four-day residential program

Submitted by Learning Academy Partnership

Pupils from three schools in South Hams, Devon, all part of the Learning Academy Partnership, enjoyed an exciting few days filled with team-building activities on a residential trip.

The trip was made up of children from West Alvington C of E Academy, Charelton C of E Academy and All Saints Thurlestone C of E Academy. Children in Key Stage 2 were treated to a four-day residential program at the picturesque Grenville House in Brixham, Devon.

Activities included abseiling, canoeing, high ropes, caving and orienteering, and the kids also really enjoyed being able to get out and about in the beautiful area.

The students were also treated to a day of rafting and canoeing in the harbor and the sea, with some children even having the chance to see dolphins swimming.

Over the four days, the children spent time building a team, forging new friendships, developing individual skills and building confidence, as well as enjoying outdoor activities and living together 24 hours a day.

Each of the academies attaches great importance to offering its students the opportunity to experience a journey away from home. Residential school trips are an important part of growing up and are the perfect opportunity for a valuable learning experience.

Katie Coombe, Head of Academy at West Alvington C of E Academy and Charleton C of E Academy, said: ‘It was lovely to see all of our students and staff having such a fantastic time and being able to create lasting memories.

“We believe it is extremely valuable to be able to offer our students a range of exciting and rewarding opportunities to develop key skills outside of the classroom.”

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Sara H. Byrd