Scholars Enjoy Well-Deserved Break
After a fun but intense year of hard work, it was with real anticipation that the 2017 Scholars headed off for their post-exam trip. Our first stop was Cambridge, where we enjoyed a fascinating walking tour of the city, had a chance to go punting on the beautiful River Cam, as well as enjoying some free time to take in the sights and scenery. The children really enjoyed learning more about the history of the different colleges, as well as hearing about some of the pranks that the students get up to, such as the antics of the night climbers who regularly scale the tallest university buildings!
A wonderful farmhouse near Wells-next-the-Sea was our base for the week, from where we set off on a number of day trips. One of the highlights was a trip to Cryptic Escape in Norwich, where the children had to crack a range of codes in order to free themselves from the dungeons. This gave our Scholars the perfect opportunity to put their problem solving to the test as well as working in a team and under time pressure. The Scholars enjoyed surfing and visiting the local areas, not to mention a Fish & Chip Supper and Mr Dunn's now famous Scholars' BBQ.
On our return, we stopped at ‘Snozone' and took a group snowboarding lesson which caused much hilarity and enjoyment. Although many of the group are experienced skiers, we certainly have one or two converts to snowboarding now and it was lovely to see the group working as a team to help each other get to grips with a new skill. We finished the visit with a series of mini tobogganing challenges that were the perfect end to the week.
All too soon our trip was over and I would like to congratulate the Scholars for their hard work and determination, as well as their good humour this year. Thanks must also go to Richard Dunn and Rachel Fenwick who made the trip possible.