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St Briavels Year 7 residential 2022

Posted on: 13/06/2022

CHURCHILL House logo 0418Monday 13-15th June 2022

Monday 13th - Year 7s from Churchill House have visited Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey today. They are all having a great time. Further updates to follow later, once we've settled into St Briavels Castle. 

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Monday 13th - Churchill Year 7s have had a fantastic day exploring Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey. At Tintern Abbey, the students completed some amazing sketches of their favourite view. Everyone has settled into the castle, enjoyed some fun and free time at the park and are now completing their St Briavels dairies. They are all excited for their outdoor activities tomorrow!

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Tuesday 14th - Churchill house have loved their first day of activities today. Two groups have experienced bushcraft and archery with amazing success and lots of toasted marshmallows! Meanwhile the other two groups enjoyed canoeing, climbing and mountain biking in amazing weather! Every student has behaved impeccably well and the instructors were full of praise for our students.

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Wednesday 15th - Whilst Churchill house are making their way home now we wanted to update you with their activities from today. Our groups enjoyed climbing and canoeing in the Forest of Dean and archery back at the YHA St Briavels Castle. The final group learnt survival skills with our bushcraft instructor Clive. Another day of excellent behaviour from a truly outstanding group of students.

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Redgrave house logo 0418Wednesday 15-17th June 2022

 

 

 

Wednesday 15th - Redgrave students have had a great first day at Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey. We learnt a lot about the castle and a group even managed to score full marks in the quiz! The students are super excited about their activities tomorrow and hoping to get fully stuck in!

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Thursday 16th - Redgrave students has been a beautiful day which has included a whole range of activities! We finished on a talent show, showing the incredible talent that our students have, including some beat boxing, a rendition of Cups and The National Anthem. Looking forward to another sunny day tomorrow!

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Friday 17th - Our final day at St Briavels has been amazing! The weather was shining bright as the students did their final activities. We had some serious competition in the archery and the teachers learnt some scary stories about the room we had been staying in…glad it was afterwards! Think everyone is ready to be home in their own beds for a relaxing weekend now!

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Nightingale house logo 0418​Wednesday 20-22nd June 2022

 

 

 

Monday 21st - Nightingale were very grateful that the sun returned for the first day of our St Briavels.

We’ve climbed the towers in Chepstow, met some nuns and monks at Tintern Abbey and then had a chilled evening in the park

Now we are full of Hot chocolate and ready to get some rest before our first day of activities tomorrow

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Tuesday 22nd - Nightingale had an action-packed day exploring all the Forest of Dean has to offer - from shooting arrows to scaling rock-faces, from paddling in the lake to putting up shelters.

And to top it all off a showcase of the amazing talents our group has, even if Mr “Simon Cowell” Roper was a bit of a mean judge.

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Wednesday 23rd - Nightingale have had a brilliant last day at St Briavels. We swapped our activities and made the most of the glorious sunshine. Now, full of chocolate cake, we are headed back home to Witney.

This week has seen all the students achieve their best, showing great determination and resilience. They should all be very proud of themselves.

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​Newton house logo 0418Wednesday 22-24th June 2022

 

 

 

Wednesday 22nd - Newton have arrived at St Briavels! We’ve had a great day visiting Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey and the park in the lovely sunshine ☀️! All asleep now and ready for a fun filled day tomorrow

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Thursday 23rd  - Day two of Newtons adventures:

- Learning how to create and light fires ✅

- Scaling up cliff sides at Symonds Yat ✅

- Shooting arrows and popping balloons ✅

- Canoeing at Mallards Pike ✅

- Cycling 10k around The Forest of Dean ✅

- Roasting Marshmallows on the fire ✅

- Making shelters out of the beautiful surroundings ✅

And… last but not least, making some wonderful memories!

We have just had dinner and are about to start Newton’s Talent Show. Then hot chocolate and some time to chill and fill out our diaries. We can’t wait!

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Friday 24th - Newton have had a brilliant last day at St Briavels. Now, full of Eton mess, we are headed back home to Witney.

This week has seen all the students achieve their best, showing great determination and resilience. They should all be very proud of themselves.

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