Dearne Valley Residential 2016

60 of our Year 7 students have recently returned from the fourth annual residential weekend at the Kingswood Outdoor Centre in the Dearne Valley.

Please click play above to watch highlights of the weekend.

Launched in 2013, the trip has become an established opportunity for our youngest students to experience a weekend away from home while engaging in a wide range of fun activities designed to boost confidence and encourage team-building.

During the weekend, students took part in a variety of challenges including: climbing, abseiling, fencing, problem-solving and rope courses.

Headteacher Richard Williman, who was one of the five accompanying staff on the trip, said: "Once again our Year 7 residential trip was a resounding success with students demonstrating throughout the weekend how well they can work together to overcome a variety of challenges, which for many they have never faced before.

"The ability to face difficulties with enthusiasm and resilience is a critical aspect to successful educational outcomes and it was great to see our students demonstrate this ability. I was also impressed with the way our students built on the excellent reputation we have for conduct and friendliness when taking part in trips and visits and I would thank everyone who went for adding to this."

"Final thanks to all the staff who gave up their weekend to make this happen and I look forward to another successful trip next year.”