Manor House School is always looking to provide our pupils with the best experiences, 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 paddle 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.