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Year 6 Residential Trip to the Gordon Brown Centre - July 2021

Thursday 15th July 

This morning, 6I woke up to a tasty breakfast followed by their morning activity - the 'death drop'!! They were all daring enough to have a go at this terrifying but exhilarating experience and had a fantastic time.


Rebecca W- Today has been a blast! We have had so much fun climbing up the rock climbing wall with teddies and blindfolds! The death drop was so scary but so much fun! I did it so many times and did different poses each time!


Harry - We have had an adrenaline rush today climbing up the different climbing walls and doing the death drop! You have to climb up so high before walking along a plank and jumping off! I loved it!


This afternoon, the children have been tackling the assault course and helping each other through the paces of this physically challenging but fun experience.


Wednesday 14th July 

This morning, 6T are having a go at archery and honing in on their aiming and targeting  skills, whilst 6H have been preparing and lighting camp fires and cooking popcorn.


Children in Class 6I arrived safely this morning. After unpacking, they are very excited to start their activities and explore their new learning environment.


Tia - Today we arrived at Gordon Brown and I already love it here! We have done some cooking (making natural popcorn) and it was delicious! We gathered some firewood and then created a camp fire - it was so much fun!


Sanam - Today we arrived and The Gordon Brown Centre and it has already gotten off to a magnificent start! We were able to make popcorn over our own fire that we made with sticks from the woods. We had to collect so much firewood, our basket was overflowing with sticks that kept on dropping every step of the way! We also had the chance to visit so many adorable animals and we got to stroke and feed them. It has been so fun and I can’t wait for tomorrow!


Clement - Last night, we had some tasty hot chocolate before heading off for a night walk! We listened to a story sat on the logs before going for a walk in the dark woods. We saw owls and even got to walk through a WW2 tunnel - it was so cool!


Tuesday 13th July 

We had a exciting night last night, where the children saw some bats in the night during their night walk through the woods!

This morning, the children physically challenged themselves, with 6T practising and enhancing their climbing skills and jumping off the high tower and 6H pushing themselves through a tough but exciting assault course through the woods and showing great teamwork. In the afternoon, wall climbing and the 'death drop' were on the agenda!


Sophia - It was so exciting getting to climb up the wall. Jumping off was terrifying but so thrilling. My heart was beating so fast at the top!!


Lily G - I loved doing the death drop. The first time was terrifying! It was so much fun jumping off the top and doing a different landing pose each team.


Margo - I loved doing the trim trail this morning because every obstacle was so unique and challenging. Some of them were tricky because we had to use team work and different skills to overcome them.


Alfie - Rock climbing was so much fun! At first, I was pretty quick but I loved challenging myself to climb the wall with a blindfold.


Jai - I enjoyed cheering on my friends and helping them find the next rock to grab when they were blindfolded.


A great time is being had by all!


Monday 12th July 

Our Year 6 children arrived safely to the Gordon Brown Centre and are enjoying the beautiful sunshine and countryside.

6H have enjoyed learning archery skills and 6T are cooking up a real feast with their camp fire cooking.

All the children are looking forward to having a lovely meal and playing some games this evening.