St Laurence-in-Thanet CE Junior Academy

Ms S Graham
Chair of Governors:
Mr R Gregory

01843 592257

Last week, pupils from Year 6 spent 5 days enjoying all the adventure Condover Hall, run by activity company JCA, had to offer.

Filled with excitement, the 36 pupils and 3 members of staff set off to Shropshire to participate in the first residential to take place since 2019, due to the covid pandemic. With a final wave to the adults they were leaving behind, the coach was filled with song, laughter and anticipation as it set off on the journey.

Over the course of the week, pupils were able to partake in a range of activities from abseiling to archery and sensory trail to survival skills. Never a dull moment, adults on the trip reported that the activities on offer were just right to encourage children to be adventurous and step outside their comfort zone – a culture embraced by adults and children alike.

Adults and children thought that the centre was fantastic; very well organized so that the balance between activities and rest time was just right. As you can see from the pictures, all children were able to participate in activities as there truly was something for everyone.

As the children arrived back at school on Friday, it was clear what a fantastic time had been had as, despite the bleary eyes, a buzz of excitement hung in the air as they could not wait to tell their tales of adventure to their awaiting families.