Year 7 journeyed to Condover Hall
During Challenge Week, Year 7 journeyed to Condover Hall in Shropshire for an enjoyable and action-packed week of activities. The children were split into six groups and partook in almost seven hours of activities each day, being looked after the brilliant staff from JCA. Events included climbing, buggy-building, tunnelling and the ever popular Aerial Trek, where they work their way across a ropes course high above the ground. Despite fears of both heights and small spaces, all the children were brilliant at throwing themselves into the activities and supporting their peers through these challenges.
Despite the temperature being less than we’ve come to expect this summer, it was great to see all the children enjoy the raft building and kayaking activities. Team challenges and initiative tests allowed teamwork to come to the fore while the addition this year of Jacob’s Ladder, a challenge that is usually reserved for adults and senior school children, put all the children’s skills to the test. The JCA staff were truly impressed with the efforts and perseverance of the children throughout the tasks. T
he children were a credit to themselves and Highfield. The final two evenings were filled with a disco, where newly acquired moves from Dance Mania were clear to see, and a camp fire. Both these events showed the unity of this Year Group and how rewarding their time at Condover Hall had been. I would like to thank all the Highfield staff for their endless efforts and the children for making an exhausting week a truly enjoyable week.