Off to the Wye Valley

Our Prep 7 children recently headed to the Wye Valley for their residential geography field trip.

The children were challenged to gather river data for their project which they are working towards this term. They had to measure the speed, width and depth at the upper and middle course of the River Usk. Whilst completing this they took on the first of their Upper School Welsh ‘Three Peak Challenge’ as they reached the top of the Sugar Loaf. The children will embark on Pen-Y-Fan and Snowdon over the next eighteen months.

Following their challenging day, they reached their hostel for the night, played games and spent time with friends. Day two of the residential was canoeing down the River Wye, an activity chosen as a way to develop important skills such as leadership and team building. The children had to canoe 10 miles down the river, working collaboratively to reach Symonds Yat, A challenge all the children embraced and succeeded in.

All Prep 7 were an absolute credit to the school, they were polite and really took themselves out of their comfort zone across the two days. Well done to everyone involved.