A Week of Adventure
Year 5 began the Summer term with their annual visit to Fairplay House Outdoor Education Centre. Fairplay House is a unique outdoor activity centre, situated in beautiful rural Essex, and is visited every year by our Year 5 students. Waking up bright and early and departing on a Monday morning, the children were buzzing with excitement, wondering what adventures lay ahead.
On approach to the grounds, the children were amazed at how picturesque the scenery was. They enjoyed their time in the countryside, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the sites. With no time to waste, they quickly unpacked and were assigned their own rooms.
Each morning began bright and early. The children had to wake up, prepare their own breakfast, wash up, clean their rooms and assemble their gear for the day. Each day consisted of at least one different outdoor activity, from exploring deep and dark underground caves to treacherous rock climbing to terrifying high ropes! The children were absolutely engrossed by each challenge and stood up to every single trial they faced.
Kori, in 5T9 commented, “At first I wasn’t sure about the high ropes – they were so high! Once we got harnessed in I felt a little safer, and once I was up there, I didn’t want to come down. It was so much fun!”
Overall the children in Year 5 experienced a wonderful week of adventure, and one that won’t soon be forgotten.