October 15, 2022
On Monday, October 10, Year 6 travelled to Cheile Gradistei near Bran for a teambuilding residential trip, staying for two nights. Excitement was building Monday morning and continued during the 3-hour journey towards the mountains, with the first afternoon spent playing different team games, followed by a relaxing swim and chillout in the Jacuzzi, which the kids all really enjoyed. In the evening, the three-course dinner was delicious and very well received, including a scrumptious desert. Needless to say, after such a busy day, everyone was early to bed and sleep like a log.
Tuesday, however, was where the fun really began as we visited Brasov Zoo and explored the grounds, viewing the many animals they were looking after, including seeing a huge brown bear having his breakfast and the monkeys swinging around. Next up was a trip to the Planetarium, where we watched an animated Space show that had everyone wanting to travel into space. For the afternoon, we split into two groups, both of which showed incredible confidence and resilience completing the Aventura Parc climbing track, including two zip-lines. We also went tubing down a slippery slope and tested our speed skills karting down a hill with a lot of twists and turns.
It was clear that a lot of fun was had by all children and staff on this residential, which offers the children a fantastic opportunity to gain more independence and develop new skills and friendships. I still have many fond memories of the residentials I went on as a child at school, which I am sure the Year 6 children will also have when they look back in years to come.
Year 6W Teacher