June 17, 2015
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)
This year, Year 4 and 5 pupils got to experience things that only a few people get to experience in a lifetime. Travelling all the way past Zarnesti to Piatra Craiului, they were amazed to find their hotel beneath the mountain in a beautiful setting and it wasn’t long before they were taking part in different activities, competing for team points.
The students were split into different coloured groups, with nominated team captains, ahead of the activities. Each year group got to experience the zip-line, hiking up a trail, paintball, archery and swimming. Year 4 also learnt how to survive in the wilderness and how to put up a tent, whilst Year 5 got to go climbing, rope jumping, and cycling. No matter the activity, both the instructors and the teachers were impressed with how all children challenged themselves and tried new things. This was definitely the most true in the swimming pool, where all pupils were invited to jump from the 3 or 5 metre diving board, before being shown how it is really done by Ms Hewett.
As always, this will be one trip our pupils will never forget! With so many happy faces and so much laughter, it was hard for many pupils to select one favourite moment. Still, we’re certain that Ms Becky’s rope jumping, Ms Hewett’s diving, Ms Antoaneta’s dancing, Ms Claudia’s 5 metre diving and Ms Jones’ zip-line were among them.
Thank you to all the Radu Travel staff and to Ms Ana for her help in organising such a fantastic trip!
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” (Helen Keller)