Class 3 and 4 Conquer Climbing Trips!
Class 3 and 4 showed remarkable resilience, fitness and determination recently as they continued our first school trip week of the year bonanza, venturing to the Green Spider Climbing Centre in Hereford before going on to explore the Black Mountains, and becoming skilful simians for the day as they bravely crossed the treacherous treetops of Go Ape! in the Forest of Dean.
Class 4 were the first to embark upon their climbing-themed trip, visiting the centre in Hereford where they were extremely brave and bold in tackling the challenging climbing walls, showing great strength and a real willingness to give it a go as they carefully and often quite speedily ascended up the colourful hand and footholds.
Eager for more adventure, they then boarded the coach once more to cross the border over into sunny old Wales (and it actually was despite all the extremely changeable weather of late!), where they met up with some guides from the Black Mountains Activity Centre to go on an orienteering experience around the stunning local countryside. Miss Spence, Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Bolton were SO impressed with how this amazing group of children powered up and down the hills - the lockdowns we have experienced over the last twelve months really haven't affected the impressive fitness and stamina of Bosbury children one bit!
Thursday then saw Class 3's turn to put themselves to the physical test, fully earning the respect of the King Monkey by showing great bravery and determination in conquering the tricky rope and bridge courses of Go Ape!. Mrs. Dark, Mrs. Christopherson and Miss Cooke were very proud of all of the children who worked hard to try and overcome their fear of heights in what were at times challenging adverse weather conditions.
The drizzly weather did however provide the class with the perfect opportunity to put their forest school skills learned with Miss Cooke back at Bosbury to good use, as the budding young survivalists explored the surrounding woodland to build effective dens and shelters to see refuge from the downpours!
Of course, there was also time for the children to let their hair down from the more challenging lofty treetop courses by exploring the local play area. As you can see, the resident wooden wild boar, indigenous to the Forest of Dean, was a particular hit!
A HUGE well done to all of Class 3 and 4 on being such fantastic outdoor adventurers - we hope that these challenging physical trips made up for the sad lack of any residential trips over the last twelve months, although fingers crossed we will finally be able to take our brilliant Key Stage 2 children for a couple of nights away next year. Full photo galleries from both trips can be found in the slideshows below.
CLASS 3 GO APE! FOREST OF DEAN TRIP
CLASS 4 GREEN SPIDER CLIMBING CENTRE AND BLACK MOUNTAINS TRIP