Suffolk pupils enjoy a weekend of adventure in Norfolk

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Suffolk pupils enjoy a weekend of adventure in Norfolk

Year 4 pupils from federated RC Primary Schools St Edmunds in Bury St Edmunds and St Josephs in Sudbury recently attended a three-day residential trip to the Horstead Activity Centre in Norfolk reports Katie Copeman, St Edmund’s Head of School.

The children had a wonderful time and returned to school buzzing with excitement and stories to share about their trip.

They all had the opportunity to participate in a range of adventurous outdoor activities such as canoeing, climbing, archery, tunnelling and a zipwire. The trip presented the children with many challenges that required them to collaborate effectively with one another and to be resilient too, especially when pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone, whether that be staying away from home for the first time, trying new food at meal times or when aiming to reach the top of the climbing tower.

It was a pleasure to watch the children supporting one another and offering kind words of encouragement as they took part in the various activities. We were very proud of the children whilst away as they continued to demonstrate the motto of our schools, ‘We learn together in God’s love by encouraging and supporting one another.’

As ever the staff at the Horstead Centre were fantastic. Their warm reception and encouraging manner with the children throughout the stay continues to draw us back each year.

It was lovely to watch new friendships form amongst the children from both schools throughout the week; friendships which we hope will be rekindled over the next two years when the children have the opportunity to take part in a number of other joint trips and experiences.

Pictured are pupils at the Horstead Centre in Norfolk.