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Exploring the great outdoors at Trafford Hall - 14/03/2018

Children from Year 2 were immersed into the great outdoors where they took part in a range of activities at Trafford Hall, a magnificent Grade II listed manor house, situated in award winning gardens and surrounded by the Cheshire countryside.

School residential trips aim to provide children with a different learning experience outside of the classroom. Children who explore nature and woodlands on a regular basis have the opportunity to learn and care about the natural environment, to use their own initiative to solve problems, learn to work together in teams and enhance pupils’ classroom learning.

The children took part in a range of outdoor activities and games to encourage them to experience the challenges and benefits of team work. Children learnt how to make a camp fire, build a den and explore the woodlands. They also took part in arts and crafts and listened to stories around the campfire.

Mr Rob Benson, Teaching Assistant at UCFS said: “It was lovely to see the positive impact that this residential stay had on our pupils. The children were a credit to the school and their parents. Their behaviour and conduct were excellent at all times and staff at Trafford Hall commented on what wonderful children we had brought.”

Andrew, Year 2 pupil, said: “I loved the trip because we were able to make dens. The food was delicious and the beds were really comfy. It was amazing to be outdoors for such a long time.  I wish I could go again very soon!”