The Year 3 children who went on the residential trip had a really enjoyable time. For many it was one of the first experiences of being away from home and all of the children rose to the occasion! St Mark’s is a perfect location for a Year 3 residential; the children slept in ‘cottage style’ dormitories and enjoyed three wonderfully homemade meals each day.
On the first day the children took part in some team building games that required them to cross an ‘alligator infested swamp’ using nothing but tyres and good team work. Then they tried walking together on large wooden slats joined together by rope. This also required a good amount of cooperation! As well as games outside, the children also participated in number of arts and crafts activities inside the Abbey barn. The children did pottery and stone painting, made collages of pictures of St. Marks, revisited their Roman topic by making mosaic coasters and also did some recycled weaving.
The highlight on the second day was the archery, trampolining and assault course. Everyone tried very hard, even if climbing over the first piece of quite high apparatus seemed daunting. A well deserved film night with PJs, slippers and teddies then followed.
The final day was a busy one ensuring that everything was packed up. The children had a good opportunity to practise their bed making skills, making sure that the beds were ready for the next group.
We were very proud of all of the children for their enthusiasm and positive attitude they displayed over the three days. We are sure that they enjoyed it as much their teachers did.
Please enjoy the photos below