On Wednesday 1st May, our Year 4 children travelled to the Privett Centre to spend 3 days and two nights away. For many, this was their first time they had slept away from home but they all coped admirably.
At Privett we learn to be independent, work as a team and make new friends. We enjoyed being part of a team to earn points by helping around the centre and by looking out for each other. We had to make sure our beds were made and dorms were tidy. We also had to help to prepare our meals, set the table and do the washing up.
Free time was spent playing table football, reading in the quiet room or enjoying the outdoor space.
We were very lucky with the weather so after unpacking and making lunch, we went for a walk to enjoy the beautiful countryside surroundings. We followed the public footpaths until we reached Lime Copse where we all sat very quietly and appreciated the beauty of nature around us.
The following day was spent at Queen Elizabeth Country Park where we walked to the top of Butser Hill accompanied by a four legged tour guide, Monty. We really enjoyed stretching our legs and racing Monty up the hill while enjoying the incredible views around us. This was followed by den building which we worked on in teams. The den had to be as watertight as we could make it and they were put to the test at the end of the session; some teams were very wet!
Our final day was spent packing up, tidying the centre and a visit to the local church right next door where we learnt so much about the local community.
We returned to school extremely tired but very happy!
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