King’s Oak Residential Trip

At the beginning of October, the children in Year 5 to Year 8 spent four wonderful days during their Residential Trip to the spectacular Retezat Mountains. It might sound like a long way to there, but we enjoyed every minute singing songs, discovering many new interesting things about the places we were seeing for the first time. We had the chance to stop in Horezu and learn about the making of famous Romanian pottery: the fascinating clay work, the painting of the beautiful plates and mugs using local symbols and original patterns.

Once we reached our destination, we all got involved in the tailored activities:

Low Ropes Course Elements – the low ropes course was made up of a series of group oriented activities that took place either on the ground or very close to it. The challenge was for the participants to all work together to solve various problems that could only be solved in a group, therefore giving them the opportunity to learn and practice teamwork, interpersonal trust, creative decision-making, critical thinking, and other life skills.

Trust Sequence-It was a wonderful experience to be caught by your group when you fall! The trust fall was one of the most important activities because it created a powerful connection between us all.

Catwalk-like a nimble cat, we had to walk on  a log suspended 7 m between two trees!

Many more great activities followed and we enjoyed each and every one of them,and we will all remember the time and the fun we had while being in the suspended tents.

It was a trip to remember!

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