Returning to trips

Friday 17 September 2021

Senior School pupils at Abbot’s Hill have relished the return of residential and day trips, with long-awaited adventures for all year groups taking place over the first two weeks of the Autumn term.

Year 11 geographers were first off the blocks, with a trip up to North Yorkshire ahead of the start of term. Based at the Cranedale Centre, and with the benefit of classroom learning and fieldwork, pupils explored rivers, coastline and urban areas, bringing their GCSE topics to life.

Year 8 headed south, for an action-packed few days in Cornwall. Trip highlights included fascinating visits to the Eden Project, St Michael’s Mount, and Land’s End, as well as opportunities for all pupils to acquire new skills such as pasty making and surfing. Much fun was also had at Go Ape with treetop adventures enjoyed by everyone.

For Year 9, it was two days of survival skills! Pupils challenged themselves and showed tremendous resilience and teamwork, with adventures including a sleepover in the sports hall, bushcraft activities and various games on site. A BBQ festival and splash at the nearby Aqua Park were certainly well-deserved!

Year 10 enjoyed a sunshine-filled day out in Brighton, with beach volleyball and time on the infamous pier providing a wonderful chance to reconnect as year group.

Our new Year 7 cohort found themselves swinging through the trees on the next phase of their induction to Abbot’s Hill life, with a day of forest adventure at Go Ape in the nearby Wendover Woods. This proved an invaluable opportunity to get to know each other and their teachers – great sportsmanship all around!

As always, these trips would not be possible without the support and dedication of the incredible teachers, and we would like to thank each and every one of them for enabling pupils to make these precious memories.