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Residential: Herd Farm

This year, the year 6s were stopped from having their usual residential at Ingleborough hall in December. Instead we spent 3 days having fun in the sun at Herd Farm.


We may have only been at Herd Farm for a few days but they were very busy ones! Take a look at some of the photos from the activities below.


*DISCLAIMER* Mrs Burke's phone did not survive the trip and the photos she took of her group were lost. These photos can still be found on the school facebook page as they were uploaded each day of the residential.

Each group took it in turns paddling along the canal in canoes. After getting their rhythm (and no longer just going in circles) they got a chance to play some games in the canoes: swapping seats, racing and even battleships.

After a bit of practice on the low ropes, the children were off on the High ropes - making their way around the various obstacles suspended above the ground.

In archery, the children got a chance to unleash their inner Robin Hoods and, after a short warm up, were able to compete to see which teams could get the most points.

Night Walk

On the first night we took a stroll across the fields and through the woods near Herd Farm. We could even see the village used in Emmerdale in the distance!

On the second night we gathered up some firewood and built a campfire so we could roast marshmallows.


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After the campfire, the children (and staff) let loose their singing skills with a bit of karaoke. It was a good thing Herd Farm is in the middle of nowhere!

As well as all the planned activities, there was plenty of time for the children to just play in the sun. Mr Frankland even brought his dog over one night!