Leintwardine primary schools’ Monkey class (Class 3) have just returned from a fantastic residential visit to Oaker Wood.
For many of the children, this trip has been the first time they have had a ‘sleepover’ with their friends. This meant that we had many nervous and excited young adventurers. Oaker Wood offered us an excellent opportunity to enhance our usual residential programme, in a fabulous setting. As a school, we believed that it was important to offer the children this opportunity to develop independence and have a safe experience away from home, as they have missed out on so much over the last two years due to the Covid pandemic.
The children had a fantastic time!
During our visit, we had the chance to take part in lots of different activities. When we got to camp, our first activity was making our own lunch! We cooked pizzas and created dens, then we took part in different challenges while on rafts; it truly was a ‘sink or swim’ activity! When we dried up after rafting we climbed into the treetops and had a go at the ‘monkey climb’ and the zip wire, we were naturals, it turns out that the name we chose for our class last July is very apt.
During the evening we played rounders and football. We had a delicious tea, which we were all hungry for after all our activities. As the sun went down we enjoyed a hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows around the open fire, what a fabulous end to a great day.
On our final day, we had a go at the Borneo low ropes, which was a low rope assault course and was lots of fun, especially for the teachers who laughed with us as we jumped, climbed, crawled and swung. To end our fantastic trip, we took part in the ‘Woodland Krypton’, where we had to use communication and teamwork to complete a series of challenges and puzzles
Monkeys class would like to say a huge ‘thank you' to the team of people who looked after us at Oaker Wood. We would highly recommend visiting Oaker Wood to experience the different activities they have to offer!