Year 6 Take up the Challenge
Prep pupils embark on a six-week series of water- and land-based challenges.
Prep pupils immersed themselves in the great outdoors yesterday as they had a go at canoeing in the first session of our new Year 6 Summer Challenge. The six-week programme consists of water- and land-based activities, such as raft-building, bush craft and orienteering, which are designed to enhance key life skills including team work, problem-solving and resilience.
The sessions take place on Monday afternoons during the summer term and are led by the Senior School’s Mr Tony Lucas, Duke of Edinburgh Manager, and Mr Jon Sweet, Head of Outdoor Pursuits, as well as more familiar Prep teachers. The challenges are part of a range of activities designed to help our Year 6 pupils feel confident about their transition to senior school.
Mr Philip Foley, Prep School Headmaster, said: “The programme aims to develop those all-important personal qualities that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Moreover, it is a fun, memorable finale to their time with us at the Prep. ”
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