Adventurous few days enjoyed by students

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TEAM building and plenty of fun with classmates was enjoyed by students in Felpham.

Year 7 students from Felpham Community College enjoyed a fantastic team-building experience at Blackland Farm, in East Grinstead.

Students and teachers who arrived early and excited to start were put into teams and enjoyed challenges including rock scrambling, abseiling, Jacob’s ladder and high ropes.

Students also took part in a team effort night hike in blustery conditions when fluorescent bracelets kept spirits high, despite a few tired legs.

Pupil Ben Whitney said: “We did lots of things to push our confidence.

“The high ropes were the most challenging for me and I enjoyed doing the all aboard best.

“It was exciting to spend the night in tents all together and I made lots of new friends.

“Now there are more people I know around school to say hi to which feels great.”

The second day of the camp was all about working in teams to solve different challenges and encouraging each other to step out of comfort zones.

The trip was designed to be an opportunity for the students who started in September to get to know their peers and develop within their form groups. Students said the experience proved to be a ‘remarkable’ couple of days, helping them build firm friendships and create memories ready for the rest of their secondary school life at the Felpham Way school.