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Stockport Academy Students Make New Memories During Residential Trip

Chris Prince / Categories: News, Enrichment

Stockport Academy Students Make New Memories During Residential Trip

Our Year 7s had the time of their lives during a residential visit with Stockport Academy staff.


Nearly 70 students made the hour-long trip to Kingswood in Colomendy, North Wales, with a full schedule planned for their three-day stay.

After settling in and enjoying a few games of football with students from other schools also staying on site, the group enjoyed their dinner before taking part in a night walk with some guides through a nearby wood, learning a little bit about History and Astronomy on the way.

The next morning, everyone got stuck into a raft-building workshop, with each group putting together a boat that they then took to paddle across a lake – with mixed levels of success! This was followed by Orienteering and some time spent on the High Ropes, before taking part in a Night Line activity, which involved them being blindfolded and led along a trail.

In the evening, students enjoyed themselves around a campfire, taking it in turn to sing and tell jokes.

On the final day, there was more time spent on the High Ropes along with a session on Den Building. However, before long it was time for lunch and the trip home. Needless to say there were some very tired Year 7s making their way back!

Enrichment Coordinator Mr Molloy said: “The Kingswood residential offered some amazing opportunities for students to try activities they’ve never done before, and really helped underline our commitment to providing an education with character.

“Our students’ behaviour throughout the visit was exemplary and they were a credit to themselves and the school. I have seen so many of our Year 7s grow massively in confidence while they have been away with us and the experience has left us all with memories that I’m sure will last a lifetime.”

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