Stamford Junior School youngsters relish the chance to explore the great outdoors

Stamford Junior School pupils on their trip to Edale
Stamford Junior School pupils on their trip to Edale

PUPILS got a chance to explore the great outdoors on trips with their school.

A total of 57 Year 5 children from Stamford Junior School recently travelled to the Peak District for a residential trip at Edale Youth Hostel in Derbyshire.

During their stay they took part in a range of activities, including abseiling from a 50ft bridge, weaselling, canoeing, obstacle courses, a night hike and problem-solving tasks.

A further 30 pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 visited the Conkers Discovery and Waterside Centre near Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire for the first weekend activity of the academic year.

Pupils explored the grounds of the Conkers Centre and enjoyed a range of fun and exciting outdoor activities under glorious October sunshine.

Teacher Michelle Hewett said: “All the children thoroughly enjoyed the activities. The particular highlight though was the 250m barefoot multi-sensory walk.”