Year 6 Ufton Court Residential Trip
Year 6 girls enjoyed a fantastic two day stay at Ufton Court at the start of term. It was a great way for forty young ladies to get to know each other and be encouraged out of their "comfort zones" by staying overnight in a very old house.
The programme of activities included forest skills, archery, orienteering and several history based role playing scenarios. No-one enjoyed dressing up in Tudor costumes more that the staff!
Below are some of the girls' comments as they reflected on their experiences:
"In teamwork and friendships you need to communicate well with each other and try to expand friendships"
"I learned how hard it was to be Catholic when Queen Elizabeth I ruled"
"I loved The Raid because I love being soldiers and acting out the Tudor times"
"Inspiring, brilliant, exhausting"
"I learned I can do everything if I try"
"I met a lot of new girls that I really enjoyed being with"
"Fun, exciting, historical"
"I enjoyed The Raid the most because we searched the house for Catholic objects such as bibles, crosses, rosary beads and the Priest - then, when we had found the Priest, we went to the Great Hall and had to debate about being Catholic or Protestant"
"I learned how to share and listen to ideas in a better way. I learned to be more considerate of other people's ideas and feelings"
"I enjoyed looking around the house because it was really fun trying to work out where the Priest holes were"