Success at motivational school outing

Students gathered outside at the Lodge View centre
Students gathered outside at the Lodge View centre

A selection of students from Felpham Community College took part in an adrenaline filled activity week last week, as part of an enrichment programme.

The three day residential trip took place at the Lodge Hill centre in Pulborough with a total of 61 Year Eight and Nine students from the school participating accompanied by their teachers.

Students preparing and planning activities to participate in

Students preparing and planning activities to participate in

Students were encouraged to work outside of their comfort zone and to challenge themselves both physically and mentally.

Many activities took place on the trip including the low ropes, country hikes and problem solving.

The students were required to bring a high level of enthusiasm and team work to each of the planned tasks.

Assistant headteacher Lucie Szymura said: “We have run this trip in previous years, however this was my first time and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The students have been fantastic and their hard work, motivation and enthusiasm has been incredible. We have been particularly impressed with how the students prepared the team research activity and the presentations they produced, a lot of work had gone into them before the trip.”

“The team work across the three days with all the activities has been a real credit to the students and we are glad everyone enjoyed themselves, as well as developing skills and learning some new ones as well.”

A Year Nine student, Ben Mackley, said: “I enjoyed the whole trip, it pushed us out of our comfort zone and made us develop our team work, leadership and resilience skills. My favourite activity was the low ropes, we all had to work together to get across and some of us took the lead to help guide the team.”

“ Our team did the best and it was very satisfying!”

Year nine student, Matilda Hill, said:” It was nice to work with students you don’t usually work with and the different year group, we all made new friends and the team building was good for us.”