On Sunday 19th June, Year 6 went on a residential trip to Kingswood, West Runton, Norfolk. We stayed for three nights, coming back on Wednesday. Over the course of the trip, Year 6 took part in many activities, with six sessions per day. Some of our favourite activities included the pool party, the zip-wire, the leap of faith and caving, not to mention going to the beach for an afternoon of rock-pooling, sandcastle building, games and ice-creams.
For the zip-wire and the leap of faith, we had to wear harnesses and helmets to keep us safe. It was incredible being up so high! We were separated into groups for sleeping with up to eight people in a room! Although the mattresses were lumpy, we were exhausted after taking part in so many activities and from going to bed at ten o’clock, so we didn’t mind. The food at Kingswood was amazing and we all enjoyed it! In our free time, we were allowed to borrow a ball from quest services, but we had to give them something of ours in return. When we wanted our item back, we had to give the ball back as well.
We could also go spend our pocket money in the gift shop, bearing in mind we had to save some for ice-creams at the beach. In the gift shop we could buy everything from teddy bears, to torches, to sweets. We had to spend carefully as we only had a maximum of £5. At the end of the trip, we boarded a luxury coach to go home (the seats tipped back), and Lewiss, who was our team leader for the trip, came to say goodbye. He even gave us a green wristband to remind us of him and the trip to Kingswood. After we’d said a final goodbye and thankyou to Lewiss, we set off for home. A lot of people slept on the way back; we were exhausted after having so much fun!
When we finally arrived back at school (half an hour after we were meant to) all our parents were cheering; they were very pleased to see us! We were pleased to see them too, but a little glum, for we had all enjoyed Kingswood so much. We would really love to go again, for we had an excellent time!
By Beth Parker