Year 8 step out of their comfort zone at Ferny Crofts

Recently we visited the campsite, Ferny Crofts, where we tried many different and enjoyable activities, over the three days of our presence. We did everything from Raft Building to Crate Stacking; experiencing many new activities that perhaps some of us haven’t experienced before. Though all the activities were fun and diverse in their own ways, I, on behalf of many, believe that ever since the trip, I’ve gained confidence when doing activities, like mega climb or crate stacking; therefore, pushing myself to strive even more in order to achieve other significant things within the future. Some people argued that the trip was too short! The trip helped people bond with each other via activities like team building, which was also very beneficial. Overall, Ferny Crofts was a great experience and I enjoyed it very much; I would love to go again.

– Adia Beraki, year 8

Some of the key things we have learned are:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Communication
  3. Trust
  4. Cooperation
  5. Making new friends
  6. Organisation skills

After asking the class of what they thought of the trip, this was the main conclusion:

It was really fun and encouraged people to face their fears and work together. The facilities were good and the tents were small but fun.

– Trixie Sambidge, year 8


From my perspective, the trip was really enjoyable, seeing the girls pushing themselves, trying new things, working together was very fulfilling. We all had a lot of fun and pupils have been asking if we can do it again next year! I would not have been able to do it without the outstanding team of teachers I had: Ms Graham, Ms Finlay, Ms Hunt, Mr Whitley, Ms Hawley, Mrs Symons and Ms Longley.

– Mrs Evans, Head of Year 8

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