Youngsters enjoy residential trip

Throston Primary School's Year 6 pupils enjoyed a residential trip to Carlton
Throston Primary School's Year 6 pupils enjoyed a residential trip to Carlton

YOUNGSTERS enjoyed a week of adventure on their first residential trip.

Dozens of Year 6 pupils from Throston Primary School swapped the classroom for the outdoors for five days at Carlton Outdoor Education Centre, in North Yorkshire.

For the majority of the youngsters it was the first time they had been away with their friends.

The pupils had a packed programme of activities keeping them busy throughout every day and into the evening.

A session of orienteering went down a treat while the pupils were also tasked with finding materials and then building a shelter in the woodland area.

Neil Voisey, a Year 6 teacher at the school, in Flint Walk, said: “We had an absolutely fantastic week, the children loved it.

“They got the chance to learn lots of new life skills as well as having lots of fun at the same time.

“The staff at Carlton were brilliant, they made sure everything the children did was a lot of fun.

“The children haven’t stopped talking about it since we got back.

“They were all really well behaved throughout the week and gave their all in every activity that was organised for them.”

Wall climbing and archery were among the other challenges set for the children during the trip away last week.

And to add a festive feel, the pupils were all treated to an early Christmas dinner.

Mr Voisey added: “Our Year 6 pupils really enjoy Carlton every year and this time was no different. It was a brilliant week which I’m sure will live long in the memory of the children for a long time to come.”