All of our students had the opportunity to go to Rutland Water to engage in teamwork, problem solving and raft building among other activities.
This initiative worked well with our rapid integration for new students through our tutoring system and helped to build confidence and support social interaction.
The students were challenged by the activities and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. “I was nervous at first about going on the trip but the teachers encouraged me and I am so glad that I took part. We worked together in teams and it brought us all closer together. I can now see how as year group we have bonded.” said one Year 6 student.
Although this was all about outdoor fun and activities, the skills students learned will be transferred to other areas of school life, as another student said: “This will help us in our lessons and in our school work. I settled into Manor High very quickly and the Rutland Water trip has helped me to bond with my tutor group and to make new friends. Thank you for the opportunity”.
Mr Handley gave praise to the Year 6 students who attended saying, “The Year 6 students that attended Rutland Water today were fantastic and were a credit to our school. They completed each activity with a smile on their face and they seemed to enjoy every minute. One of their highlights will no doubt be seeing myself and Mr McKinlay capsizing our staff raft and being saved and returned to shore by the safety boat.“