On Thursday 14th and Friday 15th September, Year 7 pupils embarked on the much-anticipated annual Bonding Trip. Pupils arrived at the Forest of Dean ready to start two days of adventures which included mountain biking around the forest and canoeing at Mallards Pike.
Pupils were faced with a number of challenges that they tackled brilliantly. At Symonds Yat, pupils were given expert instruction on caving and climbing, many conquering fears and gaining confidence with the support of their peers. We then stayed the night at the beautiful Welsh Bicknor Youth Hostel and enjoyed a torch-lit walk along the River Wye.
Year 7 remained enthusiastic throughout the two days and very much enjoyed this unique opportunity to get to know their tutors and peers. Thank you to Miss Widdison for organising the trip.
"Caving was really good and one of the best activities, we split into two groups and conquered different caves. We were all very brave and will never forget it. The caving was very interesting and informative as we caved in real limestone caves with lots of spiders and creepy crawlies!"
"In canoeing we bonded because we were in boats of three to help each other through the hard challenges and fears. It was extremely thrilling, especially when we did the forfeit game and had to stand on the edges of our canoe!"