Residential Trips & Visits
Please have a look below to see what we got up to on our recent residential trips.
Year 7 Aylmerton 2019
The pupils enjoyed many new challenges, which they faced with enthusiasm, creativity and great resilience. Many of these were entirely new experiences, (eg. mud-walking, den-building) and provided a great many positive and pleasurable memories to take home. Being able to handle birds and reptiles, for example, was an entirely new and thrilling opportunity for most of the pupils, enabling them to test themselves and overcome any initial nervousness. Overall, our trip provided a range of valuable exercises that helped build character and strengthen a sense of well-being as evidenced by the broad joyous smiles on the many photographs capturing their achievements prove.
Year 10 Liddington 2019
Year 10 pupils spent the week at PGL Liddington as part of the class residential. The primary objective of the trip was to challenge our pupils to take on various activities. The pupils highlights included; The Giant Swing, Vertical Challenge and our favourite was the raft building, which included a swim in the lake at 10 o’clock in the morning!
The pupils demonstrated great resilience, independence and had super fun in the process.
Year 9 Leiston Abbey 2019
Year 8 Letton Hall Residential 2018
Year 8 went to Letton Hall for their residential. With the weather fantastically warm and the group in high spirits, we set off for Stonham Barns. We were able to enjoy a full flying display whilst there. From Stonham Barns we headed to Letton Hall where we set up our rooms and had a lovely dinner prepared by our resident chef, Mrs Boot.
The following morning we woke and headed to Bressingham Steam Museum. We were able to enjoy rides on the steam engines and also the Gallopers. We then toured the museum and looked at all the old locomotives before heading to the beautiful gardens for the afternoon. We returned to Letton Hall for dinner and then went bowling, with some members of the group distracted by a certain World Cup game involving England.
Having slept well after watching England win a competitive game via penalties, the students and staff were in a buoyant mood as they headed over to Thetford Forest for the day. Basking in the glorious sunshine we spent hours in the forest exploring and playing on the equipment. We finished the day with a bonfire, where Mrs Drake knowing it was Independence Day had provided the group with American Marshmallows.
Thursday was spent at sea, we headed over to Wells and took a boat out to see the seals. With the wind in her hair and sun beating down, Mrs Fraser led us to the beach where we set up for the afternoon. We left the beach to have fish and chips before spending our money in the gift shops.
The day to come home had arrived and as a group we were wanting to stay on longer. However those thoughts went out the window when we channeled our inner ‘Stig’ mode and took to the go-kart track. With a few scary moments we left unscathed and headed back for lunch. After packing the last of our stuff we headed back to Kingswode Hoe.
I would like to thank all of the staff for supporting the trip this year and would also like to extend my thanks to parents and carers for their help in the lead up to the trip. Mr Govia
Year 789D and Year 9 Leiston residential trip 2018
An excellent trip where all the students excelled themselves.
The week was based around The Lion King. The students composed their own music, choreographed a dance and learnt the songs from the musical. They learnt to use a video camera and recorded short scenes, edited them and produced a school film. The week ended with a performance in front of a small audience. It was a pleasure to take Year 9 and 789D on this trip.
Year 7 Ringsfield residential trip 2018
A big thank you to all the pupils and staff who helped to make this another successful Kingswode Hoe residential. Our first stop was the picturesque forest of Rendlesham where the pupils had fun exploring and playing together.
Wednesday was a full day starting off at the Great Yarmouth Sealife Centre. Pupils were able to touch a starfish and see a giant turtle being fed. After lunch they had some free time to play on the beach and spend their pocket money in the gift shop. Bowling was next where Hannah surprised us by beating everyone and becoming the KWH bowling champion. We finished the day with a two course meal at Frankie and Benny’s before travelling back to Ringsfield as the sun was setting.
On Thursday we went to Africa Alive where the pupils were able to gaze down into the lion enclosure and get up close to the goats in the petting enclosure. We rounded the day off with a trip to the cinema to watch Peter Rabbit.
All too soon it was our final day and, after loading our belongings into the trailer, we set off for home with a short stop at Southwold Pier for chips and ice cream. Here the pupils played in the ‘Under-the-Pier-Show’ and gazed at the humorous water powered clock.