Years 5 and 6 at Condover Hall

Years 5 and 6 each enjoyed fantastic residential trips to Condover Hall in June. There were no complaints about the weather this year! The girls all had great fun and were challenged in many different ways, from climbing Gladiator Wall to making the best rocket launcher in Year 5 and tackling the high wires to bonding round the campfire in Year 6.

Year 5 report by Tenesha S

On the 25th June, Year 5 went to Condover Hall. It was about 1hour and 45 minutes with a stop for lunch in between, where we found out our day groups and our dorms. Then we got back on the coach for about another 30 minutes; then when we arrived we had trouble sorting out our belongings and beds!

We then went to the meeting point where got into our day groups – 1, 2 ,3 and 4.  I was in group two. Over the course of the three days we did various activities – every group did the same activities but at different times. My favourite activity was ‘wet and wacky’ where you played games in the pool, but also l enjoyed archery too.

When we did climbing as one of our activities, I was scared coming down using the climbing net, but with a bit of encouragement, l let go, and that has to be one of my proudest moments ever. The three days we were at Condover Hall went by very quickly and soon enough it was time to go back home and say our goodbyes to Condover Hall. Then we were off down the motorway and the country lanes. Chatting filled the coach with some secretly eating, munching on sweets they had left over. Others laughing and playing games. Then, when we arrived back at Withington (finally), all you could hear was cheering because we were back home. We were all exhausted out from the trip, so we all had a great night’s sleep.

Year 6 report by Mrs Williams

No sooner had Year 5 returned, Year 6 set off for Condover Hall. The sun was shining, the activities were exciting, and the food was apparently “the best they’ve ever had on a residential!”

The girls loved playing fun games in the swimming pool and many conquered their fears during the caving activity. It was so lovely to see how supportive all the girls were of each other during these sessions. A fun time was had by all during the ‘Laser Quest’ activity; we have some competitive girls (and teachers!) at Withington!

Of course, the girls also loved being with their friends in their dorm and drinking slush puppies in the sunshine! In the evening, the campfire time brought about a WGS talent show and the girls sang some of the songs from their recent summer production, Alice in Wonderland. 

This trip was such a fantastic way to end their time in the Juniors and memories were made that won’t soon be forgotten!