Developing friendships and team work in Swanage

Posted: 9th September 2015

Manor House School is always looking to provide our pupils with the best experiences, IMG_3152  both curricular and extra-curricular. Last week was no exception. Year 7, 8 and 9 girls had a fantastic start to a new term last week with an adventure in beautiful Swanage.

The girls stayed for two nights in the coastal town where they enjoyed taking part in a variety of hands-on activities which helped to develop team building skills and enabled the pupils to get to know each other better.

Coasteering, paddle boarding, kayaking and raft building were all on the agenda. With Swanage being situated right next to the tranquil south coast, this location provided the perfect backdrop.

Our girls were able to ride the steam train all the way to Corfe Castle, where they had great fun exploring the ancient ruins and picturesque views of the surrounding landscape. Pupils enjoyed an archery session whilst on the trip, along with crabbing along the Swanage pier.

In addition to being a relaxing getaway, the S8 kayaking and S9 IMG_3122paddle boarding sessions were selected in order to provide the students with the beginner’s certificate, increasing their already diverse range of skills.

The girls excelled in these activities, with several of the instructors applauding the girls’ excellent support of one another.

Residential trips such as these not only help pupils ease back into the school routine in a fun and exciting way, but also help develop their characteristics and relationships with one another.

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Open Morning

Wednesday 13 March

9.30 am to 12.30 pm

girls sat on the field

We hold three whole School Open Mornings every year to showcase our Nursery, Kindergarten, Prep and Senior Schools;

in the Autumn Term in October, in the Spring Term in March and in the Summer Term in May or June.