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Our Year 6 pupils recently completed their residential trip with a fabulous visit to the Mount Batten Centre in Plymouth.
Over three days and two nights, the children enjoyed climbing, sailing, archery, kayaking and paddle-boarding , as well as taking part in various team-building exercises.
Headmistress. Charlotte Huish said: “Every year the Year 6 residential offers both pupils and staff the opportunity to create a whole load of fabulous memories during their residential experience.”
She added: “The residential week really is a huge part of our children’s school journey, and as they prepare to leave primary school and step up to secondary school, this is almost a rite of passage for all the pupils.”
And our Year 4 students also enjoyed a short residential break under canvas at the award-winning Forest and Beach in Beeson near Kingsbridge. They were joined on the trip by the Year 4 children from three other Learning Academy Partnership schools, Thurlestone, West Alvington and Charleton.
They were able to put their forest skills to good use and judging by the wonderful pictures taken on the trip, it looks like they all had a great, if somewhat tiring couple of days.
Dartington’s Senior Administrator, Mandy Pugh said: “Happily, it was a fabulous success. This was the first time that we have organised a residential for Year 4 children, but they all returned safe, well, happy and tired.
“It was also brilliant that the Year 4 children from four different schools within the Learning Academy Partnership, were able to come together in this way. These are exactly the kind of benefits we can reap simply because we are part of a trust. These opportunities are so valuable, and we are delighted that all the children got to meet one another and got along so well.”