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Sixth Form Residential

Eaton Vale Activity Centre Residential

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Day 1

 

Listen to how our first day went by clicking on the audio file below.

 

Everyone was very excited to set off from Harlow Fields School. It was a long journey and the stop-off at Thetford Forest for lunch was much appreciated. When they arrived, the group worked as a team to carry their bags to their rooms. 

 

The activity that afternoon was Survival Skills. The groups had to decide on their top 5 items that they would take on a deserted island. They then had to build a shelter from ropes and tarp using the trees around them. Everyone then learned how to start a fire using flint and steel and cotton wool. 

 

For dinner that night, they enjoyed chicken lasagne with salad and garlic bread.

Day 1 Blog

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Day 2

 

Hear the full Day 2 blog by clicking on the audio link below.

 

The Sixth Formers woke up early and got ready for breakfast. They had a bacon roll and selection of cereals. The students were split into two groups, doing Canoeing and Archery. Another activity for the day was a crate stacking challenge. When the shop opened, the students were excited to stock up on their favourite snacks for later that evening. It was LSA Pam's birthday, so there were gifts and cards as well as a chocolate birthday cake. They also had a pyjama onesie party.

 

Day 2 Blog

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Day 3

 

It started as a lovely sunny day. The Sixth Formers had smoked ham and cheese for breakfast with fresh fruit. They split into two groups to do Abseiling and Canoeing in the morning. In the afternoon, during Archery and Canoeing, the weather turned and it started to rain! For dinner they had spaghetti and profiteroles and chocolate for dessert. They watched the UEFA cup final between Liverpool and Sevilla then listened to chill out music before bed. The students have been saying that the week is going too quickly and they don't want it to end!

Day 3 Blog

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Day 4

 

Everyone was very excited about going to Great Yarmouth coastal town. The day started with breakfast of bacon rolls and cereals. The group then went for a walk around Marston Marshes, exploring the different flora and fauna.

 

The students then headed off to Great Yarmouth to visit the Sea Life Centre. The staff organised a surprise fish and chip lunch at a local restaurant. The students loved the Sea Life Centre, which had examples of many sea creatures from around the world, including an octopus and dwarf crocodiles.

 

The evening the Sixth Formers enjoyed a barbecue and a campfire. They sang songs and played charades. There was an awards ceremony for students and staff, to celebrate some of their achievements for the week. Everyone then had to look for twigs for roasting marshmallows. They also had hot chocolate, doughnuts and biscuits.

 

Everyone is looking forward to spending the last day doing their favourite activities.

Day 4 Blog

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Day 5

 

The final day has arrived!

 

The first two activities were abseiling and pedal go-carting. All of the students were very brave and completed the abseil. There was a race for the pedal go-carting; listen to the blog to find out who got gold!

 

Everyone had a fantastic time at the residential and the school would like to thank the parents for their support.

Day 5 Blog

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Feedback

 

We received a lovely letter from a student's parents saying that their son had "an absolutely fantastic time" and that "it was wonderful to see him so excited and happy". They wanted to pass on their thanks to all the staff involved. It has been lovely to hear all the positive stories from the students and everyone is already excited for next year's residential.


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