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Prior Park Preps’ adventurous minds complete Wye Valley challenges

Year 4 pupils went to the Wye Valley on a adventure challenge to learn new skills and learn more about themselves.

Designed to test the children physically and mentally, the adventure encompassed a number of team tasks - all whilst creating some very special memories in the beautiful Welsh countryside. 

Competition was rife. It started with the scavenger hunt. Then the pupils took on a test of skill and aim during archery. Jacob shone with his impressive accuracy skills. The next challenge was 'Mission Impossible', navigating across squares and avoiding the 'splat' zones. Plenty of team work and co-operation was needed to be successful. The water-bearing challenge proved a great excuse to get soaking wet and once completed, the fun water fight ensued. With our schools dedication to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths), the first day's endeavours would not have been complete without the children designing their own gadgets. There were plenty of cricket-inspired gadgets and imaginative iPad gift machines.

On day two, the challenges continued. The toxic-waste task was tricky to accomplish as a team and required patience in abundance. The children reflected on the success of their initial techniques and appointed a team-leader; a valuable lesson about team work and leadership. Shelter-building was the final challenge on the list. The children had to find materials in the woods to make their shelters water-proof. Primus, Arvin and Emily worked well and produced a water-tight shelter fit for a jungle-prince.

In recognition of the challenges completed, team work and individual achievements, the adventure was brought to a close with an Awards Ceremony.  

  • Best team spirit was awarded to Group 1 for their encouraging words and constant smiles 
  • The most positive boy award went to Jacob for his positive manner in all of the activities 
  • The most positive girl award was presented to Violet for her continuously upbeat approach 
  • The special award for getting 'stuck in' went to Arun for applying himself to everything with enthusiasm and smiles
  • The most peaceful room award was presented to Maddy, Violet, Hannah and Tashika
  • The tidiest room award went to to Akash, George, Ibtisam and James

Overall, the children learned so many new skills and most importantly, they learned so much about themselves!

Mrs E Couling, Lower Prep Teacher, General Subjects