Years 5 and 6 had a great residential trip to Henley Fort this week, where they enjoyed a range of activities. James, one of our Digital Leaders in Year 6 kindly wrote a brilliant summary of their trip.

The majority of the activities were World War II related, like learning about the ARP – Air Raid Prevention – or learning about rationing and cooking shortbread with a week’s rations. We also learnt about the Home Guard, who were the soldiers defending Britain. The other activities were canoeing and paddle-boarding in the river. Almost everyone got soaked! On the first evening there, everyone sat around the campfire for some singing and toasted marshmallows. Everyone was split into 5 groups, each with a teacher to supervise us. There were 10 yurts, with one spare, which turned out to be rather cozy.

My favourite activity was canoeing because we all had to work together, and we saw some brilliant scenery and ducks. I think it was great trip and we all enjoyed ourselves. Thank you Mrs Dziedziela for organising this trip!