Year 3 trip to Youlbury

Girls faced their fears, cemented their friendships and improved their teamwork skills at an exciting residential trip.

Year 3 pupils embarked on their annual residential trip to Youlbury on Monday 17th June. The girls were brimming with excitement and anticipation, their cheers echoing throughout the bus as they arrived at the main gate. Upon arrival, the group headed to the ‘Bear’s Den’ which was our accommodation for the night. From there, Leo, the lead instructor for the visit, took the girls down to their first activities for the day.

Over the course of two days, the girls confronted their fear of heights on the crate stack and zip wire. They also worked on their precision at the archery range, celebrating each other’s successes when they hit the target. Additionally, they honed their teamwork skills on the team-building course, tackling challenging problems together, such as friendship benches, a ‘croc river,’ a helmet mystery puzzle and operating pulleys to save the ‘Toy Story Aliens’ from the claw machine.

Everyone had a fantastic time and the trip was a resounding success for all the girls. As they were leaving, the bus was filled with cries of “I love Youlbury! Do we have to go home?” When asked if they would recommend the trip to next year’s Year 3 pupils, the response was an enthusiastic “YES! IT’S AMAZING!” and “I hope they get to do the zip wire because it felt incredible to conquer my fear.”

Mr Josh Batty, Year 3 teacher, said: “It was wonderful to watch the girls bond, work together, and embrace the challenges that were unfamiliar to many of them.”