Pupils start new school with an adventure!

Year 7 pupils who joined Ribblesdale High School Technology College, Clitheroe, swapped the classroom for an outdoor adventure.

To help the youngsters settle into their new academic environment and for their form tutors to get to know their characters and personalities, an induction day at Outdoor Elements not only proved beneficial, but a huge success.

The pupils were split into groups of 10 and rotated around a number of team building exercises.

This enabled them not only to get a real taste of adventure, but the chance to challenge and support one another – forging strong friendships that will last throughout their school careers.

Year Leader Mr Conti said: “An excellent and worthwhile induction trip for the Year 7’s has taken place once again at Outdoor Elements with great success.

“All the pupils got to know each other through solving problems set throughout the woodland, as well as learning bush craft skills such as fire lighting, shelter building and archery, before tackling the heights and challenges of the crate stack challenge, climbing trees, the leap of faith and Jacob’s ladder.

“The day had many benefits to the children including an increase in confidence, getting to know others, a chance to shine, improved communication skills and team work – all essential skills that will help them get off to a flying start back at school.

He added: “It was a pleasure to witness pupils from different primary settings engaging in team building exercises and making new friendships, which I am sure will last many years.

“Thanks must be given to the hard working staff at Outdoor Elements and from Ribblesdale for ensuring these children had the best three days possible.

“Their futures look very bright!”

Pupils from Ribblesdale High forge friendships while enjoying an outdoor adventure

Pupils from Ribblesdale High forge friendships while enjoying an outdoor adventure