New challenges for Junior School pupils

New challenges for Junior School pupils

Lower Two residential

On 14 September, 45 hugely excited Lower Two pupils left Exeter School to travel to their exciting residential. Some a little nervous, some a little hungry and some just plain little.

All soon started having a fantastic time in Torrington and seemed to grow a couple of inches by the end of the residential. New friendships were made and new skills gained.

As ever, the surfing proved hugely popular, with many of the pupils standing up for the first time. Ewan Baker was particularly impressive at catching waves.

Archery proved a big hit (sorry) and the children revelled in getting dirty in the challenge course.

Mr Pidwell was hugely impressed with the bravery and fortitude shown by the pupils in the abseiling.

Horatio Robson-Ives really showed true grit when he overcame his fears and mastered the abseiling tower with aplomb,” he said.

The zip wire impressed as did the survival challenge, where pupils learned to build shelters and light fires using a flint.

The fantastic weekend was rounded of by stories and songs around the camp fire with the marshmallows proving to be a big hit with the children.

“As staff, we were very proud of the enthusiasm, keenness and politeness of our pupils. All of which were commented upon by the PGL staff.

“Well done, to all the pupils who went. A great time had by all!”