At the beginning of term, 92 students from Year 9 visited Fairthorne Manor YMCA centre near Southampton. The aim was to allow tutor groups to get to know their tutors and for the 40 new students to get to know others in the year group. Accompanying the trip were tutors Miss Sims, Miss Prince-Iles, Miss Teague, Mr Cook, Mr Griffin , Mr D’Agar, Miss Stroudley, Mrs Weekes, as well as Mr Hart (Head of Year 9) and Gap student Caleb.
The weather was warm although those trying kayaking and raft building soon cooled down! The low-ropes course was another great opportunity to work as a team and the ‘leap of faith’ was the highlight for many on the trip.
This year students tried their hand at archery for the first time as well as some camp fire cooking! All students were encouraged to ‘push themselves’ with some students conquering the climbing tower roped together and also blindfolded!”