130 Year 7 students set off for a three-day residential experience on Monday 8 October 2012, to the outdoor centre at Marchant’s Hill, near Hindhead.

The aim of the venture was to give the students, all of whom were in their first term at school, the opportunity to both socialise with new friends and to take part in a wide range of team-building activities, all in a wonderful setting in the heart of the Surrey Countryside.

Although the weather was mixed, the boys did not seem to notice and all had a fantastic time as they took part in activities ranging from quad-biking, abseiling, rifle shooting and archery to the famous giant swings, the trapeze and zip wires.

Another great feature of the centre is the dining hall, which the boys of course appreciated – three times a day! A hearty breakfast and two other filling main meals gave the boys the energy to keep going all day long and into the evening entertainment sessions. The odd impromptu game of football was also a feature of the trip. It was noted, however, that there were a significant number of boys getting off the coaches on the Wednesday afternoon who had exhausted their energy reserves.

The staff from school that attended all reported on how wonderful the experience was for the students. Well done to all those who attended and to the staff for supporting the trip.


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