Overcoming fears on school holidayPosted: 19th July 2019
Brave young people faced their fears and rose to the challenges a school holiday gave them.
Year 7 and 8 students from Forest Hall School spent three days at Essex Outdoors Mersea.
The 82 students took part in seven activities, including climbing, caving, archery, team swing, zipwire, team challenge and high ropes.
They also took part in a It’s a Knockout inflatable challenge.
Frankie Hobbs said: “We went caving and, at first, I was worried. But, once I got in the caves, I loved it and didn't want to leave.”
Charlie Connelly said: “My personal favourite activity was the team swing. The instructors encouraged me to have a go and that helped. One of the best trips I have ever been on.”
Kat Carpenter, KS2 transition and admissions lead, said: “They all did very well; they were absolutely fantastic.
“The students all did new things and challenged themselves to face their fears. They had to communicate and work together to solve problems. They worked really hard and gave everything a go.”