Residentials

Poulton Lancelyn Residentials
 
Part of our CARE values at school are to explore new interests and raise aspirations, and a key element that contributes to this is learning outside of the classroom. Learning outside the classroom can help teachers create enthusiasm for learning, provide a real-world context and expose students to a range of STEM careers. Students who experience learning outside the classroom benefit from increased self-esteem and become more engaged in their education
 
This year, we have expanded our outdoor learning provision by implementing our Forest School programme and introducing our Year Two Barnstondale experience to add to the Year Six residential that occurs annually each summer. 
 
Year 6 Barnstondale
July 2021
Year 6 had a fantastic survival day at Barnstondale Outdoor Centre. The morning centred around developing key survival skills: how to make a fire and how to build a simple shelter in a suitable place. The pupils learnt how to create stick pyramids, how to use a flint and steel and how to tie knots.
During the afternoon, the groups then competed against each other to navigate to an injured alien, build a shelter for it and light a fire, whilst trying to avoid being seen by other groups. It was a brilliant day and the children. Bear Grylls would be very proud! 
Barnstondale 
Year 4
April 2021
Year 4 had a fantastic day filled with challenge and adventure at Barnstondale. The children worked in groups to face their fears, challenge themselves and develop teamwork skills. Some of the activities that they took part in were: archery. climbing, abseiling, den building, team work games and building campfires. They surprised themselves with their determination and resilience, and had so much fun!

Year 2

May 2021

Year 2 had a fantastic day at Barnstondale. After playing on the adventure playground and meeting our instructors, we worked in groups to take part in a range of activities. Everybody enjoyed archery, the assault course, building a campfire and a shelter and working out how to solve group challenges. Year 2 developed skills of communication and collaboration and each person was an important part of their team. Even the rain didn’t stop us from taking each challenge seriously and developing new skills.