Outward bounds adventure inspires pupils

Pupils from Eastfield Academy braved the great outdoors for an action-packed week in Aberdovey, Wales.

The adventurous pupils joined four of the other David Ross Education Trust’s Northamptonshire academies to take part in the residential. 

The young explorers hiked mountains, went on a waterfall walk and even ventured underground to discover mines and caves.

Marcia Mercier, Head of Enrichment for the Trust, said: “At DRET we work hard to provide exciting experiences new experiences for all our pupils 

“Not only do trips like this develop a love for the outdoors, they also play a key role in building children’s confidence by helping them to learn new skills.”

As part of the trip the pupils also participated in team-building games, kayaked down the river and learnt how to safely make a campfire. 

Adele, Year 5, said: “You're always better than you think you are. There are lots of different small things that play a big part in teamwork like listening, planning, bravery and support. Sometimes it's good to stretch out of your comfort zone.”