3rd Form Residential to Oppidan

03 July 2019

 

Last week, the 3rd Form travelled to rural Hertfordshire to spend a couple of nights way at an Oppidan Education Camp.

Some parents may be aware that the school has recently formed a close partnership with Oppidan Education, whose aim is to change expectations: expectation as to the merit of one-on-one support and expectation among children as to the value of their education. As they put it, ‘the narrative is clear: if children are able to invest in the idea of learning, there is no limit to what they can achieve.’

The boys had an amazing time sleeping under canvas, making their own campfires, throwing themselves down the slip and slide and, most of all, improving their teamwork skills and learning how to be patient and show resilience. The boys also took part in a Dragon’s Den style workshop as well as taking part in a Hot Air Balloon debate.

The boys were lucky enough to have the whole place to themselves and it was a wonderful way to round off a terrific year.

 

Year 5 at Oppidan Education Camp

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