Facing fears on a Year 4 Trip

15 September 2017

On Tuesday, Year 4 pupils enjoyed an enthralling team building day, at the Swattenden Centre, in Cranbrook. The day consisted of three main activities in smaller groups and then was rounded off with the two classes going head to head on the obstacle course!

In the woods, we built a shelter after our plane had come down unexpectedly on a deserted island.  Would we be able to keep ourselves safe, dry and warm? Teams worked hard to gather branches of all shapes and sizes and then constructed some very impressive bivvies, using a Y-shaped tree as foundations. On the main field others set about the 'team trail'. Communication was key to the success of working out the puzzling obstacles the teams faced. The 'battering ram' proved not for the fainthearted, but wow, what an effort from all of Year 4 in having a go at climbing the tall post and then embarking on the high rope experience.  Some got further than others and many overcame their initial fears after a little help and encouragement from their friends. The day finished with an exciting muddy race on the obstacle course.

Well done, Year 4, you upheld the Olympic values and showed great friendship, excellence, tenacity and respect!

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