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Fifteen of our sixth form students went to Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales on a residential trip that was very successful!

The aim was for our students to experience a wide variety of educational opportunities outside the classroom in a highly stimulating environment, whilst giving the students the opportunity to explore a part of the country which many may never have the chance to see in their lifetime.

The trip has helped to enhance independence and life skills as students made their own beds, cooked breakfast and made their own lunch.¬†Some of our sixth formers took the opportunity to work in the hostel’s bar, selling snacks and drinks.¬†Furthermore, the residential trip has allowed for students to work as a group and plan evening activities, as well as socialize with unfamiliar adults.

They took part in the following activities, which have challenged them physically, socially and personally to come out of their comfort zone. Abseiling off a viaduct, canoeing, archery, caving and walking to the summit of Pen-Y-Ghent.

This trip would not have been possible without the support of William Harding Trust who have helped fund it. On behalf of students, parents and the school community we would like to thank the trust for their support.

Year 12 Student comment: ” I felt amazing because it was the furthest, I had been away from home. Canoeing was my favourite activity and my proudest moment is abseiling down the viaduct because It was high and I was scared to do it, but I did it!”

Hawes Residential 2023