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Year 5 Take a Massive Leap Forward at Kingswood

The children were excited, nervous, determined and at times a bit scared to do some of the activities, but with lots of encouragement and support from their team members, they conquered their fears and completed each activity to the best of their abilities. Even “The Leap of Faith” could not stop this class! This activity involved climbing a ten-metre pole, then they had to jump and reach to catch the mid-air suspended trapeze! To ensure safety at all times, the children wore a helmet, harness and belay rope which meant that at any point they could be safely lowered to the ground.

Outdoor Laser tag was a high tech, high-action activity. The children were split into two teams, with the aim of avoiding being tagged. Running quickly, hiding, communicating with the team and knowing when to retreat were only some of the skills learnt during this activity. Thankfully, they had water bottles to hand to keep themselves hydrated at all times.

Abseiling was another first for many. Once they had their harness and helmet on, in partners, they walked up to the top of the abseiling tower where they slowly stepped backwards over the edge! The instructors carefully supported and verbally guided each child whilst they lowered themselves down the tower.  

The ten skills Year Five worked on were:

  • Team work
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Resilience
  • Leading and supporting
  • Challenge and risk
  • Self-confidence
  • Motivation
  • Environmental awareness
  • Skill learning

Mrs Freeman and Mrs Masters were proud of all the children in their endeavour to achieve all ten skills and how they represented our school perfectly.