Last week, we took the wonderful year 7s to Norfolk to develop students’ social skills and to build new friendships. The students had the opportunity to try exciting activities such as kayaking, fencing and caving. The experience offered students a safe and supportive environment to try new activities outside of the classroom.
For a lot of our students, this was their first time away from home for longer than a night. But we noticed students becoming more independent throughout the experience.
During the 3 day trip, we saw how much students valued time with friends to build or strengthen friendships. Relationship building is what we encourage for residential trips. In groups we spend the day working in teams to solve brain teasers, encouraging peers to overcome fears and jumping into lakes.
The trip gave both students and staff a chance to connect and get to know each other. I think myself and everyone involved can agree that this experience was a positive one. Here’s what our students said:
‘’I made lots of friends and enjoyed every bit of it. From jumping into the river to caving. It was all amazing. I could see everyone smiling and enjoying the time together. I recommend manor, it is a fun place to go and visit.’’ – Taya B
‘’I really enjoyed spending time with new and old friends as it was a great time to get to know each other and find things out that we didn’t know before.’’ Lori C
‘’The trip was so fun and the food was good. 10 out of 10! ‘’ Ryan C
Miss Rebecca Alexis
Head Of Year 7