THIS YEAR’S YEAR 7 residential to Wales was slightly earlier than usual - a risk given the propensity for rainfall in Wales! However, with the exception of a little drizzle, the rain mostly fell on the coaches during the journeys to and from our temporary homes of Dunfield House, Baskerville Hall and YHA Wye Valley.
The trip to Wales is as old as Wilson’s buildings in Wallington, with Lower School students attending a version of this trip since the early 1970s. While much of the format has changed over the years, the philosophy of living and working together in an outdoor environment, learning new skills and having fun, remains unchanged.
From the various centres the boys are encouraged to make good use of their free time away from electronic devices: playing cards and board games, or organising sports. Structured activities like quizzes and diary writing calm them before bedtime. However, the trips away from the centres provide the greatest fun and the most opportunity to achieve and enjoy.
On rotation all the students will have spent a day on the Wye, learning to canoe, making progress up-stream and against some quite strong winds on occasion. Those who mastered that also got to explore the small tributary which is the picturesque River Lllynfi.
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