On 14th of January, Year 6 travelled to Kanchanaburi for a 4 night residential and they all had a fantastic time, demonstrating what kind, independent and risk-taking individuals they are! After arriving on the first day, they took part in lots of team building activities which required them to work together and come up with various strategies to succeed. Year 6 parents will get a chance to participate in some of these activities at our parent event later this term!
On the second day, Year 6 went to Surasi Learning Centre where they learned about plant propagation and reforestation. They even had a go at making their own charcoal fertiliser which made them very muddy!
The third day was a particular highlight and started with a trip down the River Kwai on a bamboo raft. Everyone got extremely wet and had to be risk-takers when they had the opportunity to jump in and float down the river before taking part in some adventurous water activities including a sofa boat! In the afternoon they visited Duang Prateep Foundation where they learned how to make keyrings, soap and cakes with the staff that work there. They then mingled with the children living at the foundation and donated stationary which the children and staff greatly appreciated!
On the final day, the children took part in orienteering and survival skills activities, which included learning to build a fire. This involved a lot of determination as matches and lighters were not allowed! They then played various sports, including gaga ball and badminton, and even had a go at archery!
The evenings were also full of exciting activities and included a dance battle, an ice-cream challenge, a quiz, a disco and time spent on the water obstacle course! Even the adults had a go!