Student views on their amazing activities week

Fun in Paradise

My experience of this fantastic holiday was made better by the beautiful scenes and the different instructors. Their buzzing energy and enthusiastic ways made it a thrilling experience. The variety of activities ranging from windsurfing to banana boating and diving kept us busy in the first few days on the sunny Mimosa beach.
The last three days of our France Fantasy was met by the cliffs on the Ardeche river. The red canoes glided through the raging rapids and calm river. Our hearts were buzzing as we approached the rock jumps. 3…2…1… JUMP!

By Ollie – Year 10

 

Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre contains 2 floors packed with exhibits designed to make us feel awe and inspire us. It was a fantastic place where we could learn many things. Hours of enjoyment were provided; no one was bored.
The Planetarium immersed us in an out of this world movie, entitled ‘We are Aliens.’ It was a thought provoking film that suggested that life on other planets is not only likely, but perhaps exists even in our own solar system.

Sukhpreet – Year 10

 

Canoeing with a View

Rushing, flowing
Sunshine glowing
Shrubs and greens
I’m feeling free.

The hills are rolling
The hikers strolling
The paddles splashing
The rapids crashing.

An odd building tower
I can smell lots of flowers
Thrilled shouts from all around
Mixed with a thousand beautiful sounds.

The views are insane
‘That rock looks like a brain!’
The sun beams down
On the warm, sandy ground.

An experience of a lifetime.

By Conor Duggan

 

Once in a Lifetime

I sat in the front of the large red canoe. The canoe was filling up with water to the top of my ankles, while I gazed up and saw stunning views of the Ardeche. I’d never seen anything this beautiful in my life. It was really an amazing experience that I will never forget.
However, the thing that made my trip truly magnificent was that I could spend so much time with the most amazing people in the world – my friends! Without them, I don’t think that my time in the Ardeche would have been the same. It was really one of the best experiences of my life and I don’t think I’ll ever forget the spectacular trip to France!

By Edoardo – Year 10

 

The Incredible Ardeche River

The river rolled peacefully, calmly.
The air was still and, coupled with the towering canyon cliff sides, this created an incredibly tranquil scene.
The rolling rapids rustled underneath the enormous rock archway, with the sun beating down on the water, casting beautiful shadows on the river and rock beaches to the side.

By Will – Year 10.

 

New Forest Trip

My favourite part of the New Forest trip was the Wide Games. Not only did I play new games, but I also acquired new skills – we learnt to navigate our way back on our own!
It was fun as we ran into the green woods to hide. After that, we tried to get back to base without being caught. As I got closer to base, I came across one of the catchers. I dropped to the floor and burrowed into the ferns. I waited till they had passed, then ran back to base just in time!

By Abi – Year 7

 

The New Forest

This trip was great! We all didn’t want it to end. First of all we got put in our groups. Everyone had a wonderful time, because of the activities such as den building, orienteering and we played this amazing game called Virus! How to play: There are at least 6 groups, one defending an area of cones that the other teams have to get into. Very exciting! It was a great trip.

By Vinnie, Year 7

 

Dear Diary

Dear Diary,
Today we all went on a mini bus trip to The New Forest. Bugs crawled all around us and the country air cooled us down when we were running. The game was quite intense and the forest was easy to get lost in so I had to make sure that I was close to the base. The leaves were still slippery from the last time it had rained. We had to make sure that we didn’t fall and land in the ferns! At lunch everyone rushed to their bags and ate their packed lunch. The other groups were busy telling us what they had done and what we would be doing next.

By Esmie – Year 7

 

The Fun I Could Have Had!

I would have loved to have gone to Winchester Science Centre and done activities such as Art or watching a wonderful film like ‘Life is Beautiful’. Sadly I was being sick, feeling in pain and feeling sorry for myself at home. My brother had to explain the experiences.
Luckily I recovered after this horrible, painful illness and I came back to school for the Portchester Castle trip. It was just my luck that it was raining so we did other activities – which were actually quite fun!

By Ernest – Year 7

 

Dear Diary

Dear Diary
Today I got lost in the deepest depths of The New Forest. I was running, running like my life depended on it! I tumbled, tripped, and crawled my way out. Stinging nettles snatched my arm, twigs slapped my face. I turned my head from side to side – not a single person was to be seen. My heart pounded! Fear crawled under my skin, I was lost! My heart skipped a beat, I was trapped – trees crawling out towards my body.
I shut my eyes hoping for this nightmare to blow away, although suddenly I heard shouting from my right: ‘Jack, Jack, JACK!!! Stop day dreaming and hurry up, it’s the end of the blooming game you stupid idiot!’
I sighed and followed my best friend, Lily.

By Jack – Year 7

 

The Incredible Ardeche River

The river rolled peacefully, calmly.
The air was still and, coupled with the towering canyon cliff sides, this created an incredibly tranquil scene.
The rolling rapids rustled underneath the enormous rock archway, with the sun beating down on the water, casting beautiful shadows on the river and rock beaches to the side.

By Will – Year 10.

 

Trip to Aqualand

The water was crystal clear. As I dipped my eater toes in, a sense of immense and uncontrollable excitement consumed me and pushed me head first in the wondrous waves! I felt a sudden shot of adrenalin, my heart pounded on the cool ripples of water as they cunningly consumed me! Moreover, this was only the pool! The slippery stairs were all that kept me from zooming down an exhilarating joy ride! I scrambled and clumsily clambered up the stairs, sliding and skidding with no obvious elegance or grace….. I entered the risky rubber ring and commenced my first ride of this blissful day in paradise!

By Taylor – Year 10

 

Amazing Aqualand!

Water gushing, children rushing
First in line, up the stairs we climb
Green lights flashing, still we are dashing
To the summit of the ride!

The bright red flume, like roses in bloom
Twisting and turning, my stomach is churning
The line is shrinking, lights still blinking
Then I get the all clear…….

I speed round the ride, scared to collide
With the slow-coach up ahead
I’m at the speed of light, full of fright
As I crash in to the deep, blue water.

By George – Year 10