• The Fountains Federation

Year 6 Residential

Year 6 enjoyed pur three day residential at Standon Bowers, where staff and children alike were challenged to partake in a variety of different experiences.

It is an ‘all weather’ outdoor activity centre- and they really do mean in all weather conditions!

As we arrived on the Wednesday morning, the heavens opened and we got absolutely drenched during our pond dipping session after lunch; thankfully the caving activity was inside… but very challenging, squeezing through some very tight spaces. We are glad to say that all of our children did really well- their resilience was tested and they came out champions!

On Thursday the weather was much kinder to us… it was a beautiful sunny day! We started with a ‘crate stacking’ team activity whereby the team had to help one brave person to climb up as many crates as they could manage. The brave climber was held on to tightly via a rope and harness. Everyone did really well, lots of encouragement and team spirit was demonstrated. Then just before lunch we learned how to be competent archers. After a picnic lunch outside we learned how to build bridges together as teams to get from one side of the moat to the other side and back again… there were a few funny moments when people fell in!! Then our final night… the campfire and hot chocolate and marshmallow… of course!

On our final day we had to apply all the skills and resilience that had been worked upon in order to complete our final challenge : the climbing wall!

All in all it was a really great few days together. Thanks to everyone who supported the residential- it’s always a really rewarding experience for everyone concerned. We couldn’t do it without the support of our great staff team!

The staff at Standon Bowers were really skilled and made our stay there really special with our group of children and our five star accommodation was a real bonus- having a place of our own to retire to was really fabulous!


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