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Year 7 Survive and Thrive in the Wilderness

Posted at 9:24 am on 7th November, 2017

A survival challenge for Wellacre's new Year 7

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Wellacre Academy packed off the new Year 7s for a survival challenge of a lifetime in October!

The long anticipated Year 7 residential trip was an action-packed three day camping challenge at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire.

Students enjoyed an adventurous and fun-filled few days, which began with the basic survival requirements - shelter and food!  The boys assembled their own tents in some rather challenging conditions and also made fires to cook their meals.

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The next exciting challenge involved learning how to survive in the wilderness, with lessons in  emergency first aid which they put to good use when they had to rescue Wellacre’s Teacher of Science, Mr Asha, from a staged plane crash!

Steve Casey, Wellacre Academy’s Learning Director for Year 7, said:

“The annual residential trip has gone from strength to strength and this year was our best yet; the boys and staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves! This is an invaluable transition activity which helps students to grow in confidence and form friendships as they begin their journey at Wellacre.  The boys  all really challenged themselves and encouraged each other, they were a credit to the school’

Wellacre’s annual Year 7 residential is an part of our transition initiatives, which encourages new students to socialise with their year group, develop team building and communication skills, and build their confidence; the main objective is to ensure they settle into secondary and Wellacre life, so they can reach their full potential.

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