The leavers were fortunate this year to be able to book up a glamping venue in the wonderful county of Norfolk, with Covid restricting our normal venue we had a more outdoor and basic week near a wonderful river and based at Hautbois Activity Centre. The children took part in a myriad of activities which were very much fun based and the holiday was really enjoyable for all with paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, archery, raft building, climbing, abseiling, fire lighting bush skills, tepee building, zipwire, low-ropes course and assault course events taking place in the days. After dinner - served by the MHS staff, we arranged evening walks, camp fires [with some singing and joke telling] grass sledging, softball, hide and seek, Kick the Can, and football played with a rugby ball as evening activities before the bedtime routine and all asleep by 10.00pm! What a great week, where the children had to work in teams to achieve their tasks.
Thank you to Mrs Reeve, Mr Kimber and Mrs Potter for helping make the week run so well.
Pupil trip review:
In the past week, Year 8 were lucky enough to be able to visit Norfolk for a glamping trip. Everyone had different expectations, but I think we can all agree that it was an amazing way to spend one of our last weeks at MHS. From the moment we arrived, to stepping back on the coach to leave, quality memories were made and new and interesting activities were experienced.
The trip may not have been as challenging as previous expeditions, but it was definitely an amazing experience all the same. There were a wide variety of activities, ranging from mentally challenging, such as initiative tests, to physically challenging, like climbing and abseiling. There were also many water activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing. However, one of my favourite parts of each day was the downtime we got to spend in the evenings. This was perfect for chilling and reading, or playing with your friends. After this, we would partake in a fun activity organised by the teachers, ranging from rugby football to toasting marshmallows around a campfire and telling (bad!) jokes. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, although it went downhill on the last day! Finally, at the end of the evening, we could snuggle down in our cosy shepherds’ huts and get some much-needed sleep. At the end of the experience, I am left with a week of fond memories and a lot of appreciation for the wonderful teachers who organised the trip. Now, onto new and exciting adventures.
Maddie L, Year 8 Pupil
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