Year 6 Residential Trip
After two years of cancelled trips, Year 6 were extremely excited to finally attend an overnight residential trip to Calshot Activity Centre.
From the moment they arrived, Year 6 were swept into a week of non-stop adventurous activities! The activities included skiing, climbing, abseiling, teamwork and low-ropes, cycling around the velodrome and speeding down the ski slope in ringoes!
Here are just a selection of photos sharing some highlights of our week away.
Year 6 Calshot Residential
Year 5 Residential Trip to Avon Tyrrell
Last term, the whole year group set of for an adventurous 4 day trip to Avon Tyrrell, near Burley in the New Forest. This was our first overnight stay in quite some time so we were nervous about staying away from home, but still very excited about the adventures awaiting us! Over the course of our stay we took part in a whole range of different activities: kayaking, raft-building, making catapults, pond-dipping, night-hiking, high rope climbing, camp-fire singing and mountain biking through the forest. Sometimes we had to use our bravery skills to face new challenges, but we encouraged and supported each other. It was a fantastic trip and one we will remember for a long time to come.
Happy Birthday Swimming Pool
Earlier this year, our swimming pool celebrated its 50th birthday!
Reading a newspaper report, we discovered that the school PTA took 3 and a half years to raise nearly £6,000 to pay for the building costs of the pool. In money today, that would be the same as £37,000! According to the newspaper, Locks Heath Junior School "became the envy of other Hampshire schools" when the pool finally opened in 1971. Since then, thousands of children in the local community have learnt to swim at the pool, and still do today.
We decided to mark this important occasion with a Year 6 biathlon event. The children were asked to swim six lengths of the pool, before running 3 laps of the school field which equates to approximately 1 kilometre. Points were totaled before we were able to crown our winning competitors and biathlon class champions. The Mayor of Fareham attended our event to help hand out trophies and medals. It was a brilliant day which demonstrated the children's bravery, resilience and sportsmanship. We were very proud of all of the Year 6 children.