Outward Bound Adventures
The first week of the half term was an adventurous one for a lucky group of Year Five and Six children. They visited the Outward Bound Centre (OWB), which is set on the shores of Ullswater in the Lake District – five hours away by coach! Working in groups with the OWB expert instructors, the children climbed to the top of fells (small mountains) around the lakeside, canoed across the lake, climbed up waterfalls, swam in the wild waters of the lake (sometimes even by moonlight!) and became more and more resilient and adventurous as the week went on. The focus of the week was the Generation Green programme that aims to provide young people with a connection to nature and help them to think more about the natural world. A huge ‘thank you’ to Mrs Appleby, Mrs Tyrrell-Smith and Miss Kenny for taking the children during their half term holiday!
As we returned on the Friday evening, exhausted, the children had climbed higher, swum wilder, paddled harder than they imagined, and even learned to organise their own outdoor kit! It was the perfect way to develop our values: aspiration, ambition, respect, and above all, courage.
Greenfields is delighted to have already booked placed for a return visit for October half-term next year, so if your child is in Years Four or Five this year, they will be eligible to attend – keep an eye out for notifications. Here’s some of our favourite memories.