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Superb first day at Hilltop for Years 3-6!

We have just heard from one of our teachers at Hilltop Outdoor Centre with Years 3-6…the children have had a superb first day outdoors making camp fires, playing games and toasting marshmallows! Everyone is tired and happy and looking forward to their supper! More pictures will be coming soon…


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Year 5 & 6 Kingswood pictures

Last Wednesday,  pupils in Years 5-6 set off to spend three very adventurous and thoroughly enjoyable days at the Kingswood Activity Centre, Overstrand.

A huge thank you to Mr Peace, Miss Hopwood and Miss Baxter for looking after the children and well done Years 5-6 for your many achievements!

You can see the full gallery of photographs and summary of the children’s adventures by clicking here.


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Years 5 and 6 Kingswood trip: they’re back!

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Our Year 5 and 6 pupils are back after an exciting (and tiring!) couple of days at Overstrand Hall, the Kingwood outdoor education and adventure centre in Cromer.

There will be more pictures on the blog over the coming days, but meanwhile, here are two short video clips from their first day.  Miss Hopwood says, “The children had a great time playing games, participating in ‘Nightline’ with blindfolds and, later, dancing around a camp fire with hot chocolate and marshmallows!” 


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Years 5 & 6 have arrived at Kingswood!

Picture 1Our Year 5 and 6 pupils headed off at lunchtime for a couple of days at Overstrand Hall, the Kingwood outdoor education and adventure centre in Cromer. We have heard from Mr Peace that they have arrived safely and are all very happily settling in – watch this space for photos! They could not have picked a more glorious day for the start of their adventures and we’re sure they will enjoy all the wonderful facilities and activities on offer. 


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Seven (and one teacher) go wild at Kingswood

On Friday 7th February, with a terrible weekend weather forecast looming over our heads, seven Sixth Form students and Mrs Grove set off to the wilds of North Norfolk.

After arriving at the Kingswood centre and having our evening meal we went to the lab to learn how to collect river data. Once we all felt suitably prepared we decided to get an early night’s sleep so that we would be ready for whatever the next day might throw at us.

On Saturday morning we headed off to the River Glaven in the sunshine; that weather forecast was obviously wrong! The first site, which was the start of an ever-deepening river,  surprised everyone. Normally the river levels barely come half way up a pair of Wellington boots, but the river was really swollen from all the rain. Thank goodness for waders!  Within a few minutes Katie discovered her waders leaked, but undaunted she valiantly carried on collecting data. When she came out of the river we poured at least a litre of water out of the boots and had to wring her socks out.

Apart from water in the boots, some of us became stuck in mud – providing others with a good photo opportunity. After a tiring day out we returned to the study centre where we used modern geographical information systems to plot our data on maps.

On Sunday the sky was grey and the wind was very cold, a real change from the day before. Luckily we were collecting data in the city.

Well done girls on working so hard and thanks to the tutors at Overstrand for leading the trips so successfully.

See more photos from the trip.

Mrs Grove

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Year 5 & 6 head to Kingswood

Picture 1Our Year 5 and 6 pupils are heading off for a couple of days at Overstrand Hall, the Kingwood outdoor education and adventure centre in Cromer.

We hope they have a lovely time away and enjoy all the wonderful facilities and activities on offer.