Non-Stop Fun For Year 7 Pioneers – Princethorpe College

Non-Stop Fun For Year 7 Pioneers

Our Year 7 pupils returned happy, exhausted and muddy from their residential trip to the Pioneer Centre at Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire over the weekend of 30 September to 2 October. They had all grown in confidence having approached new challenges with determination and enthusiasm and enjoyed a memorable three days of organised activities.

The College took over 120 pupils for a three-day programme that included caving, climbing, abseil and zip wire, the big bounce, raft building and initiative games. Pupils also participated in a challenging tropical reptile experience and got the chance to boogie the night away at a lively and noisy Saturday night disco.

It was non-stop fun as the Year 7s tested their nerves as they climbed the big wall, swooped down the zip wire and explored the depths of the caving systems with only a little light on their helmets to see by. They developed leadership and team building skills as they built a raft to sail on the pond, and despite the mud all jumped in for a splash around in the cold. And the very brave overcame their fears as they got ‘hands on’ with snakes and lizards.

Deputy Head – Pastoral, Beth Sharpe said, “This was a fantastic early opportunity for the Year 7 pupils to bond together as a year group. They had an amazing time and were really kind and supportive of one another. They showed resilience and initiative and I know they have come back into school with new friends and better able to work together as a team.”

The Pioneer Centre is a superb purpose built activity holiday centre situated in stunning countryside on the edge of the Wyre Forest. Our pupils were a credit to themselves and to the school, the Pioneer staff commented on how well behaved they had been.

Year 7 pupils Sam, Dina and Rahul from ACW commented, “It was great. The activities were all fun! We even had fire alarms that a mouse set off in the night!”

Well done Year 7 Pioneers it is great to see such a positive approach from you all and a big thank you to all of the staff and Sixth Formers who supported the weekend it was another unforgettable Princethorpe residential!

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