Osmington Bay 2019
In September, years 5 and 6 set off for their action-packed residential trip at PGL, Osmington Bay, set in the heart of the Jurassic Coast. The coach pulled into the car park, just as the extreme weather set in for the week, but this did little to quell the children’s enthusiasm and excitement.
After a hearty evening meal, a good night’s sleep, followed by a delicious cooked breakfast, the activities began in earnest. The children were split into three groups and were given the opportunity to experience a wide range of challenging, adrenaline-filled activities, over the course of week. These included abseiling, rock climbing, tunnelling, giant swing, fencing, air rifle shooting, BMX bikes as well as a rather bracing beach walk.
Many of the activities required nerves of steel and a great deal of grit and determination. During the week, there were numerous personal achievements; excellent displays of team work and a many fears, successfully conquered.
Our residential trips, which we run annually for our most senior pupils, are an incredibly valuable experience and, for many, it is their first time away from home. They not only help to build up self-esteem and confidence, but they also teach children other valuable life skills, such as resilience and risk-taking within a safe environment.
Throughout the trip, the children were a credit to Amport School and we can be very proud of their achievements. Thank you to Claire Mathias, Vicki Howell and Emily Young for all their amazing organisation.
Sporty November and December!
Rowan Class have been indulging their love of sport this autumn term. They were very successful at a local hockey tournament with three teams entered and one being placed first. A couple of weeks later, Year 6 enjoyed an afternoon of rugby at Hurstbourne Tarrant school and, in December, Year 5 and 6 are going to John Hanson Community School to join in with Sportshall athletics. They will all need a good rest over the Christmas Holidays!