In the week prior to half term, Year 4 children from Horning Primary School joined pupils from four other schools in the Coastal Together Federation for a ‘big adventure’. Together with students from Cantley Primary, Freethorpe Primary, Mundesley Junior and Bacton Primary, they took part in a residential course at Hilltop Outdoor Activity Centre in Sheringham.
Hilltop, located in 26 acres of woodland on the North Norfolk coast, holds a Learning Outside the Classroom badge and offers an exciting range of outdoor activities to schools, businesses and family groups. With its modern and comfortable accommodation within its grounds, it is the ideal place to introduce children to new experiences.
During their stay, the pupils immersed themselves in a wide range of stimulating activities, including climbing, mountain biking, archery, crate stacking, a high rope assault course and the ‘Big Zipper’ zip wire.
David Hopkins, Deputy Executive Head of Bacton and Horning Primary Schools commented: “One of the aims of our schools is to widen pupils’ horizons. For some of the children, it was their first experience of staying away from home without their parents, and that in itself was an achievement for them.
“Many of the activities they took part in over the course of the stay were challenging, and it was great to see children from across the Federation’s schools joining together and using their communications and problem-solving skills to overcome a range of challenges. It was a fantastic experience and a great many good memories were made.”