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The Year 6 Young Explorers' Trip to Osmington Bay

When the headline slogan of an adventure holiday is ‘Thrills and Spills’ you know you’re getting involved with an event that is a lot of fun; yet a school should be teaching additional values like teamwork and trust, and to provide opportunities for lasting friendships. The Year 6 trip to Osmington Bay provided many opportunities to learn these skills and more. Some examples of trust were seen on the Leap of Faith, which is a jump between two telegraph poles two metres apart and each pole is eight metres high. Henry F said even though he was wearing a harness, he still had to trust his friends not to let go! Georgia B who says she is scared of heights, overcame her fears by jumping the Leap of Faith in which she had to place her trust in her friends. In addition, the trip provided opportunities for making friends. Lily T said good friendship is amazing, and the Leap of Faith and abseiling down a wall were difficult and needed all friends to work together. Looking forward to the Year 6 production of The Wind in the Willows, Matt D said we should not mind coming forward if a prop is missing, as we can trust each other to make a great show. We are already looking forward to it!
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