Weekend at Winmarleigh Hall 2014
Winmarleigh Hall 2014
Despite the inclement weather, Upper II still set off with much excitement for a weekend away to Winmarleigh Hall. Along with the assistance of Miss Gardner and Mrs Burrows, an army of determined girls battled through a weekend of perishing weather; driving rain and high winds. We did a range of exciting activities from controlling robots in the ICT room to shuffling off a tall tower and gliding down the zip wire.
A popular favourite of the Upper II class was the Jacob’s ladder. This involved putting our teamwork skills to the test by helping each other climb up eight bars of very thick wood placed far apart. We had to help each other by giving ‘leg ups’ and encouragement to carry on, even when the task seemed impossible.
Another favourite of Upper II was the sensory trail where the whole group was blindfolded and led around a course of tunnels and tyres. The leader at the front had to make sure everybody knows what lies ahead.
On the last night we all danced the night away with an incredibly energetic disco. We most definitely showed that Withington girls knew how to party!
The next day we were all very tired, but this did not stop us enjoying our activities to come. Eventually our weekend came to a close, and we all travelled home on the coach. What an amazing time we had!
By Bronte and Erin, Upper II
Our amazing trip to Winmarleigh
Upper II went on an amazing residential trip to Winmarleigh Hall from 7th-9th February. It was a weekend full of excitement and enjoyment! Despite the terrible weather and numb fingers we were all as enthusiastic as ever.
We had various activities such sensory trail, where we were blindfolded and had to go travel through an obstacle course using our other senses and team work.
We also did Jacob’s ladder which was frightening but very challenging, quad biking which was a brilliant experience, rock climbing which was a tiring activity but full of encouragement and physical challenge and, of course, the best off all – having a go on the zip wire.
To end Saturday, we had a wacky disco full of music and fun. We all sang along go the music at the top of our voices and danced the night away!
On the way back we were an exhausted bunch, but managed to stay awake and make the most of the journey home. Overall it was a wonderful trip and it will not be forgotten!
By Natasha and Safa, Upper II