IMAG01677X4 enjoyed a day of ‘Outdoor Explore’ at Charlton Lakes, on July 10th, building self-confidence and self-esteem, both of which were excellently achieved! Some students expressed their fear of canoeing and open water, a number were non-swimmers, but by the afternoon, having listened intently to all instructions, the group was expertly paddling across the lake in a game of water Quidditch!

In the morning of a glorious sunny day, students gained expert instruction in archery from Jon and Bill and everyone managed to get an arrow in the target at least once. Walking back to school with Mrs Askey and Mrs Lush, every student was flushed with pride at their accomplishments; all had achieved far more than they’d thought possible.