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Year 7 Residential Weekend to Liddington

Posted on: November 6th 2017

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Amery Hill School's Year 7 thoroughly enjoyed their first residential trip, held at the PGL Activity Centre in Liddington, Wiltshire. The weekend was a great opportunity for them to get to know each other, for friendships to develop and to have fun!

Year 7 Progress Leader, Mrs Lisa Mouland, commented, "Residential trips are always a brilliant way to get to know the students. They all had such a good time, with many challenging themselves in unfamiliar situations. The students supported and encouraged each other to work through the activities and demonstrated some excellent teamwork.” 

Students had the chance to take part in a range of exciting and challenging activities, including the giant swing and the zip line. They enjoyed an afternoon canoeing on the lake and successfully navigated their way through a number of tricky problem solving activities. As the evening drew in, students proved they were equally adept on the dance floor, with some amazing dance moves on show at the disco!

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