Over half of Year 10 spent a very successful first week of KS4 at the nationally acclaimed Adventure International site in Bude. The purpose of the week is to raise pupils confidence by subjecting them to a series of challenges which through cooperation and team work they are able to overcome. This is a very powerful message at the start of such an important phase of their education. The activities undertaken included body boarding, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain boarding, surfing, and the team trail course with the infamous ‘dunk tank’. The pupils consistently stepped up to the mark and received very positive feedback from their group leaders on their capacity to challenge themselves.
The evening activities were also very successful, the fancy dress disco was again well supported with some amazingly imaginative and creative costumes on display, whilst the 5 aside football tournament was keenly contested, and the Karaoke revealed some interesting singers!
The final awards disco was again a highlight with Group F (Charlotte Payne, Alice Dobbs, Olivia Roscoe, Jake Stapleton, Lucy Rawlinson, Rebecca Cassinelli, Connor Hair, Ben Cattermole, Samantha Foster, Daisy Bayliss, Rory Hunter, and Dan Robbins) coming out as the overall winners of the week.
The individual award winners were Joker award Grace Quinn, Lucy Gibbs, and Jack Wilkinson, The bottle award was Nalani Whitely, Jamie Gibson and Dylan Bradford. The Super star awards were Isabella Waldrom, Flo Moore, and Jasper Locke.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff who gave up their time to ensure that the Residential continues to be a real highlight of the Park School experience.