Residential Visit to The Calvert Trust, June 14th - 21st
Our annual visit to The Calvert trust was, once again a huge success.
Our pupils all excelled, achieved and grew in confidence as the week went along facing challenges new. A highlight of the week was being the first group to use the newly refurbished zip wire, which was a vast improvement on the old one.
The weather was kind to us as we participated in the full range of outdoor activities which included as well as the zip wire, sailing, canoeing, climbing, high ropes, abseiling, crate staking (which is an all time favourite of ours), walking, swimming, the challenge course and forest schools. All the pupils as well as staff rose to the challenges well, overcoming doubts as to whether they could do an activity that was presented to them – in true Redway spirit everyone adopted a ‘can do’ attitude and did!
We also visited Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and spent time on the beach over one lunchtime at Saunton Sands. Here we saw some vehicles from the Second World War as they had over the previous two days replicated some of the D Day Landings. Here, as well as lunch, we also enjoyed kite flying, a paddle in the sea (after a long walk) and of course ice creams!
During the evenings we revelled in the visit from Exmoor Zoo, a local singer but the highlights of the evenings were the two discos on Saturday and Thursday evenings.
It goes without saying that the pupils had a marvellous time but it would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of all the staff who came along. To them I have to say a huge ‘Thank You!’
We are now looking forward and already planning next June’s visit.