Form 8 pupils take part in the Big Explore
On Tuesday 14 November, Form 8 pupils were taken to the Pine Calyx Centre in St Margrets Bay to an event called The Big Explore. The objective of the event was to offer a day of collaborative, fun team-building activities to raise students’ expectations of their own capability, give them new confidence, introduce them to new activities and develop their sense of well-being. During the day pupils were involved in a series of activities including shelter building, fire lighting and a command task. Activities challenged them both physically and mentally as individuals and as a team to overcome a combination of obstacles using communication and deep thinking skills.
Ali Ismail commented “It was a great day. I had so much fun and really enjoyed the firelighting activity”. Tilly Perry (pictured den building along with Alex Smith) added “The day was amazing! It helped me discover talents I didn’t know I had”
The event was organised by The East Kent School Together group which St Edmund’s is a member of and Junior School pupils will be attending more EKST opportunities during the rest of the year.
Alastair Mckean, Head of Co-Curricular Activities