Year 6 Kingswood Residential 2018
14th October 2018
Children enjoyed the following activities during the visit:
In this challenge by choice activity, the children climbed the stairs to the top of the abseiling tower. One by one, they were helped into a harness by the instructors and when they were ready they slowly stepped back over the edge and climbed down the tower.
This exhausting game was great for fitness and skill development, with the children needing to develop tactical thinking and good group communication skills to achieve the winning result.
This activity was a great opportunity for the children to develop dexterity, control and precision. They used bows and arrows to carefully aim at the targets to score points and complete challenges.
Children worked in groups to design, build and drive a working buggy capable of transporting their team across a set course.
Bush craft and Fire lighting
By working together in teams, Bushcraft taught important life skills such as resilience, communication, problem solving, creativity and overcoming personal challenges.
Navigating the caving system encouraged pupils to tackle new experiences and gave them confidence to adapt to unfamiliar conditions. This activity placed emphasis on communication skills and required pupils to work with others in a buddy system in order to succeed.
Using the outdoor climbing wall, children were provided with the ideal opportunity to develop co-ordination, stamina and determination, whilst they learnt basic climbing skills and techniques.
During this activity, children worked together in teams to get their group as high as possible by adding crates to the stack without it collapsing. This required good team work and communication as well as thoughtful risk taking.
Dressed in full protective clothing, the children learnt the basic principles of attack and defence, including the en-garde stance and the lunge. Once they had mastered the basics, they went on to combine these tactics and compile their strategy, competing against other members of their group.
The children had to navigate their way up a giant high ropes ladder. They had to communicate with each other, discuss their options, weigh them up and decide on the best course of action.
Children had to navigate their way through a series of obstacles and mazes as a group, relying heavily on the trust and the support of each other.
During this activity children built on their abilities to work together, communicate effectively with each other and build trust amongst themselves.
activity fostered group spirit and bonding, as the children cheered each other to overcome their nerves and go whizzing down the wire.
Evening activities were enjoyed as a whole group and took place following dinner. This year the children enjoyed Campfire, Movie night and a Disco.