Burwell Residential trip

13th March 2023
Our oldest children have just returned from a three day residential trip to Burwell House Education Centre. While we were there the children had the opportunity to use a TV studio and make their own TV programme, we also practiced our map reading skills and had fun orienteering and tried our hand at enamelling. Going on a residential trip gives the children the opportunity to develop their independence and confidence, as well as providing opportunities to take part in activities that are not possible in school. Throughout the trip the children were in situations that encouraged them to work as a team and to develop their social skills. We had great fun and returned home tired and with a lot of muddy washing!
Working in the TV studio, having a go at enameling and eating lots of lovely food!
We started our last day with a shelter building task, working in teams to build a shelter big enough for the whole group to get inside. After this we played a game called Burwell Fox, with the children running around the garden using maps to find hidden questions to answer; they were the foxes and they had to move around keeping out of sight of the farmers (the Barrington Staff). It was great fun!
After lunch it was time to get back on the coach and return to school.
Another busy day started with mapwork and orienteering and then we made large catapults working in teams. we have a competition which team could fire a wet sponge the furthest and then used Mrs Davies for target practice! 
We also has a go at enameling and everyone was able to make a keyring to take home. the day ended with a camp fire and toasted marshmallows.