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RIS on Residential

R.E.A..L. Independent School learners have been having fun and stepping outside their comfort zones on their recent residential trip.

The residential was held at Lea Green in Derbyshire. Two groups of learners visited the site – a Key Stage 4 group and a Key Stage 2 & 3 group – for a day and a night trip each.

Each group had an afternoon canoeing in Cromford Canal and then a morning climbing on the high ropes activity at the Lea Green centre. All learners got involved in both activities and were supportive of each other. The high ropes were an extreme challenge for many learners and staff, from wearing the special protection equipment to climbing the ‘bird table’ and doing the leap of faith.

Stacey Edwards, R.E.A.L Education Key Stage 2 & 3 Curriculum Improvement Lead said: “The team work in the canoeing activity was outstanding – I was impressed with the communication the learners used to ensure that they navigated in the right direction.

“It was a fabulous experience that I was proud to be part of, seeing learners really challenge themselves, working together and being part of the RIS community.

“I would personally like to thank all of the staff that supported with the residential, many staying overnight, giving up their own time to allow learners to have this amazing experience, transporting some learners to the residential joining activities and then home again, coming to cook for everyone and also those that covered learners for staff attending. We certainly couldn’t have done this without them all.”

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